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Dog hospitalized after being caught in a swarm of bees in California

LAKE MATTHEWS, Calif. (KTLA) – A dog in California is in a veterinary hospital after being caught in a swarm of bees earlier this week.

While doing yard work, a homeowner in Lake Matthews, a community in Riverside County, discovered the beehive and attempted to remove it himself. However, soon after, the situation got out of control.

Part of the swarm heads for the house where Chance lives, a mix of pit bull and mastiff. The dog was bitten more than 700 times and required a blood transfusion after being rushed to the vet.

A pit bull and mastiff mix named Chance has been stung more than 700 times after being caught in a swarm of bees. (Tommy Baker)

Just last week in Encino, a Los Angeles Police Department volunteer, who was directing traffic after a swarm of bees caused road closures in the neighborhood, was stung 50 to 100 times. During the attack, the volunteer fell hard in the street and broke several bones in his face.

He was treated with anti-venom and remained in hospital for several days.

As for Chance, his condition remains unclear.


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