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Bee attack on atchafalaya river!

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Took the family on a little juggin trip bout 1/2 mile from ramah boat ramp. Boys were fussin so we packed it in. Got over to the levee where the truck was parked in the cow pasture. My wife was twenty feet from the truck with our youngest son while I was back at the boat thirty yards away with our other son getting the canoe ready to load up. It sounded like a fan boat comin out of the cove we came out of as it got louder I saw it. Just like something you'd see in the movies, a cloud of what looked like honey bees stretched from across the river to me up to my wife at the truck maybe 100 feet wide. It was a panic to get in truck by the time we got the windows up they lost interest and moved on. I got 7 stings in back to my neck wife got two or three on her hands and luckily boys didnt get hit. Never in all my years in the woods have I seen bees go to such effort to chase you and in such numbers. Figured I'd share y'all keep an eye out.
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Probably a large group of the bad 'African Honey Bees' that have started to invade the southern part of the US.

'Pete'
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honey bees don't normally attack people unless you mess with them!!! I think pete is right!!! thank goodness yall are alright!!!
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   MDbiscuit
The last jug I pulled was tangled in a dead tree that ran up to the bank. When I yankin the line it was moving the tree a good bit. I'm thinkin maybe they was in the tree. But I'm glad they didn't catch us in the boat. As far as regular honey bees I don't know. Growing up I had a lot of hollow trees with hives. And if ya fooled with em they might follow you ten feet but loose interest. Maybe just a flook but was definitely a sketchy deal having the youngins out there.
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   Dr. Spot
You disturbed a hive somehow. Bees don't usually attack otherwise. One time at Breton Sound Marina in 2000 I was cleaning the boat in the side lot, and the hose hit a bush. I saw a cloud emerged. Didn't know what it was, but knew it wasn't good. Ran inside the truck just in time as a cloud of bees swarmed. After it calmed down, I glanced, and there was new hive in the bush. I got Glenn, and his draw dropped. He burned that sucker. Very close call.
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