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Swarm Of Bees Attacks Woman In Huntington Beach

A whole lotta bees. (Photo by Jason Sullivan / Getty Images)
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Ah, Saturdays: a time to relax, catch up on television, and for one woman in Huntington Beach, get hospitalized after being attacked by a swarm of bees.

The Huntington Beach Fire Department responded to a call Saturday morning from a woman walking near Harriett Wieder Regional Park at Garfield Avenue and Seapoint Street, according to the Orange County Register. The woman had already been stung several times and "had bees tangled in her hair" by the time help arrived, according to Captain Steve Teasdale of the Huntington Beach Police Department. In an attempt to help the woman, one firefighter was stung as well. The woman was taken to a local hospital.

Captain Robert Culhane of the Huntington Beach Fire Department told the L.A. Times the bees "were really aggressive," suspecting they may have been Africanized honeybees, which are known for "their size and aggression." The firefighters attempted to use a mixture of water and foam to disperse the bees, because foam impedes a bee's ability to fly.

He also told the Times he's "never been on a call like that before" in his 28-year career as a firefighter.

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The firefighter who was stung did not require medical care. The woman's condition is not currently known. It appears the swarm flew away, with no sightings of more bees in the area.