It was a heartbreaking tragedy for a Queensland, Australia man on Sunday when his two beloved, senior Doberman Pinschers died after they were attacked by a swarm of bees, reports the Daily Mail.
Bob Butter had been visiting from Logan and took his two dogs named, Jess and Jack, for a walk down a path in Rainbow Beach, near Gympie on Sunday. At first he spotted 30 man made beehives,but suddenly he “heard a commotion” and the swarm of angry bees attacked. “Jack has a chunk of black the size of a saucer on his back; it was just all bees,” explained the distraught owner. Butter immediately tore off his shirt and ran back to his car, but the dogs suffered the worst of the attack. By the time he returned to his vehicle, Jess was unresponsive and lost control of her bowels while Jack panted and shook. Both dogs were rushed to the Gympie Veterinary Clinic where the veterinarian in charge thought the dogs had been bitten by a king brown snake because of the severity of their injuries. Tragically, the dogs died a few hours later.
The owner of the man made hives has not responded to calls, however the hives had been pushed back 600 feet. The Sunshine Coast Daily, reports how devastated Butter is by the tragedy. “It’s like losing a family member; never in my wildest dreams did I think I was going to lose them.” The hives were on land owned by the Department of Natural Resources and were scheduled to be removed.
Rest in peace Jess and Jack.
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