Talk about a buzz kill. A Texas street department worker in Wichita Falls was stung 1,000 times by killer bees Thursday. Two of his coworkers were also attacked while trying to help him.
The worker was mowing a lawn when the bees stung him. Wichita Falls city officials say the bees were Africanized honey bees, that are also known as killer bees. All three men were taken to a local hospital and are expected to recover.
Africanized honey bees attack in large numbers and can chase their target up to a quarter of a mile, according to the Smithsonian Institution.