AZ - Man found hanging in climbing gear 70 feet down cliff had been stung by bees

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  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Mountaineer found dead hanging from cliff in climbing gear covered in BEE STINGS...along with his loyal dog (Daily Mail)
    more, with a "Killer bees in Arizona" sidebar, at link above
     
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  3. Nova

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    Here in the Southern California desert, I get a lot of questions about so-called "killer" bees from friends and relatives in the North and East.

    No, we do not hide indoors all the time, terrified of a bee attack.

    No, we do not jump into water (a swimming pool, say) to escape a swarm. Killer bees will wait for a target to surface.

    Yes, we take ALL bees seriously, as it isn't possible to tell killer bees from regular honeybees by sight.

    Yes, if we find a hive, we leave it to professional exterminators.
     
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    TrackerSam New Member

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    What a horrible way to die.
     
  5. Jan

    Jan New Member

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    How horrible!
     
  6. tezi

    tezi Member of Websleuths since 2000.

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    Egads...
     
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    TrackerSam New Member

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    I wonder what was the dog's cause of death?
     
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    Nova Active Member

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    The article implies no autopsy or necropsy has been performed, but it does begin by stating the climber AND his dog "appear to have been attacked" by the bees. It wouldn't surprise me if the dog refused to abandon his companion, despite the threat.
     
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    That must have been a massive amount of bees. I've owned dogs all my life and can't think of a single time when any of them have ever been stung. Hard to believe the dog would endure that.
     

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