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Swarm of bees attack two Grapeland women, dog and horses

By Jena Johnson - bio | email

HOUSTON COUNTY, TX (KTRE) – Two Grapeland women, ages 17 and 20, were attacked by a swarm of bees while horse back riding Sunday shortly before noon on County Road 2010, according to authorities.

Grapeland Police Officer Larenzo Simpson said the attack happened when the women rode their horses under an Oak tree that contained a bee hive.

Simpson said a neighbor who spotted the attack tried to rescue the women, but he too, became a third victim.

"They [bees] attacked anything that moved, including the dog," said Simpson.

All three people were treated and released for bee stings at the Grapeland Fire station. Simpson said the horses and dog were treated and released as well.

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