Stranger Stings: Puppy Lucky to Be Alive After Being Attacked by 400 Bees
An Arizona dog is swollen from head to tail after the poor pooch was attacked by hundreds of bees outside his Phoenix home.
Vets removed more than 400 stingers from Tramp, an 18-week-old puppy. The canine's swollen body is also covered in welts.
Dr. Cynthia Jones of Alta Vista Veterinary Hospital told KPHO that Tramp's survival is nothing short of a miracle.
“With as many stings as he had, he had more than enough to kill 50 percent of dogs his size," the doctor told the station. “He was having muscle tremors all over the place. It looked almost like he was having seizures."
The dog’s owner, Jeremy DeNoyer had let Tramp and his other dog, Lady, out in the yard Saturday when he heard yelping. When he opened the door to bring them back into the home, he saw the swarm of bees attacking both dogs.
Lady was stung about 50 times but Tramp has more than 400 stings. DeNoyer himself was stung 20 times as he tried to bring his dogs to safety.
"I was pretty freaked out," he told KPHO.
The dogs were brought to the vet right away and are still recovering.
DeNoyer says the bees came from a hive on the unoccupied property next to his. The fire department sprayed foam in the area but the family is still paranoid.
"I don't ever want to see another bee again, and I would be OK," DeNoyer told KPHO.
He says he still sees bees at the home next door, and has left notes for the homeowner in hopes something will be done about the insects.