Horror moment: A wheelchair-bound man, 60, and his dog are attacked by a vicious swarm of THOUSAND killer bees
This is the shocking moment when a swarm of killer bees attack a man confined to a wheelchair.
John Fischer, 60, had to be hosed down and taken to the hospital after around 1,000 winged animals surrounded him while he was walking his dog in Florence, Arizona.
Mr Fischer, who lost one of his bikes to an infection eight years ago, was on his exercise bike on Saturday night when he suddenly felt something fly near him.
He attempted to knock the spiny animal away, but moments later was completely surrounded.
Mr Fisher frantically unleashed his dog Pippin from his chair while the bees clung to his face.
However, seconds later, as Pippin fled, Mr Fisher’s chair fell over and he was forced to get on his hands and knees to escape.
Shocking footage was captured on video surveillance cameras showing Mr Fischer crawling across the street trying to protect himself from the killer bees.
He said Arizona family: “I’ve tried to get across the street but I can’t see anything because they’re running towards my eyes and they’re all over my face.”
“I crawled towards myself for a while and tried to get far away from them, but of course they just followed me.”
Rescue workers rushed to help Mr. Fischer. The clip shows firefighters hosing down the street to ward off the bees.
He was placed on a stretcher and hosed down before being taken to the hospital, where he was given morphine and had his spikes removed.
Paramedics told Mr. Fischer that around 1,000 bees had swarmed around him and that he had been stung more than 250 times on his arms, eyes, mouth, ears, legs and back.
He added, “I’ve never experienced anything like it.”
“Part of me wanted to freak out, and part of me wanted to panic.
“And I knew from previous experience that that’s where you’re going to lose your mind.
“And you’re not in control anymore. That puts you in even greater danger.”
Pippin has now been stung more than 50 times, which Mr Fischer says has caused his pet to become seriously ill.
He kept writing GoFundMe: “He only made it to the emergency doctor three hours later. He stayed the night and was released.”
“However, we thought he was getting better and he seemed to be until we took him to the vet this afternoon.”
“Unfortunately, he is in critical condition again. It appears to be a reaction to the bee sting venom.”