Thursday, April 10, 2008

Africanized bees sting Mexican police, at least 70 hospitalized

At least 70 police officers were hospitalized after so-called Africanized bees swarmed a police shooting range in southern Mexico, authorities said Tuesday.

The attacked occurred Monday in Tapachula, Chiapas, after one of the policemen hit the bees' hive with a bullet, local police officer Miguel Serrano said Tuesday. At least 10 of the 70 officers stung were in serious condition, he said.

“We tried as hard as we could, but we weren't able to avoid getting stung,” Serrano said. “Some of us hit the ground, but that didn't help.”

“It was really bad. I haven't seen anything like it, even in the movies,” he said.

Africanized bees, a fierce hybrid strain sometimes referred to as “killer bees,” are the result of an experiment to increase honey production in Brazil. A swarm escaped a lab in 1957 and began heading north. - sd

The cops started it by shooting first.

This is just the beginning. I'm waiting for all different kinds of animals to figure out that humans are the enemy, then they will make plans and all attack at once. This should be a movie. I'd call it, "Super colony". I'd get that guy with the movie voice to say something... { Quick, someone write me a clever movie intro. }

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