BISBEE, Ariz. - Killer bees attacked several farm animals and killed a 1,000-pound (450-kilogram) hog at a southern Arizona farm.

KOLD-TV (http://bit.ly/nd3tO3 ) reports farmers were trying to move a hive that weighed around 200 pounds (90 kilograms) on Wednesday as an estimated 250,000 bees swarmed around like a black cloud and stung animals and farm workers.

Bee expert Reed Booth says he was surprised at seeing the bees kill such a large hog, considering the animal has several layers of fat and skin. An 800-pound (360-kilogram) pregnant sow was stung so many times that she went into a coma and lost her litter.

In northern Arizona, a man remains hospitalized after he was stung more than 1,000 times Sunday. Yavapai County authorities say 49-year-old DeWayne Spires disturbed bees nesting under a cattle trough.

 
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