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He was stung by 1,000 bees; here's his tale

2 weeks after attack, man, 91, still finding stingers in his body


Photos by Todd Yates/Caller-Times

anuel Treviño, his face still scarred Wednesday at
Spohn Shoreline, describes the March 31 Africanized
bee attack in which he was stung more than 1,000 times.





Treviño, seen here showing some of his scars, was
stung while cutting brush at his San Diego ranch late
last month. He said he didn’t realize there
was an underground hive in the area.





lorence and Manuel Treviño hug Wednesday at Spohn
Shoreline before his release. The San Diego native’s
face puffed out ‘three times its size’ after the attack,
said Florence, his wife of 57 years.





Despite wearing gloves, Treviño suffered multiple
stings on his hands. A nephrologist ordered dialysis
after the bee venom shut down his kidneys.


1 posted on 04/13/2007 7:29:15 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Paleo Conservative
Calling Jesse Jackson...Calling Al Sharpton...

We White Folks demand an apology!

2 posted on 04/13/2007 7:32:22 AM PDT by Young Werther ( and Julius Ceasar said, "quae cum ita sunt." (or since these things are so!))
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To: Paleo Conservative
Those Africanized bees are nasty.
 
When I was in CBP Academy, they discussed what to do if you ever found a swarm while boarding a ship (that's the most likely place we'd encounter them).  I kept asking how do you determine the difference between an Africanized be and a regular domestic one.
 
Finally, they told me "Look, if you ever see bees on a ship, just run like hell, OK?"

Owl_Eagle

If what I just wrote made you sad or angry,
it was probably just a joke.

3 posted on 04/13/2007 7:33:25 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Paleo Conservative
I’m impressed this 91-yr old was out cutting brush!
5 posted on 04/13/2007 7:37:35 AM PDT by steveo (Is there anything else I can help you with today?)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Trevino is one tough bird. 1,000 stings might kill someone of any age.


6 posted on 04/13/2007 7:38:37 AM PDT by decimon
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To: Paleo Conservative
African Bees

This is the Grievance Committee, paging Al Sharpton....

7 posted on 04/13/2007 7:41:22 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (A member of the Frederalist Party)
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To: Paleo Conservative

What a tough fellow! Driving a tractor cutting brush and stung over 1000 times. I hope he can continue with his active life!!


10 posted on 04/13/2007 7:51:58 AM PDT by RAY (God Bless the USA!)
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To: Paleo Conservative

My grandfather used to tell me that there were four main things that would kill you on a tractor (which in our case pretty much assumed you were pulling a bushhog).

1. Drinking
2. Bobwire
3. Pulling something the wrong way
4. Jumping off in a hurry, such as if you hit a beehive. He said NO MATTER WHAT stick with the machine and try to let it get you away from the critters.

FWIW two of his 5 brothers were killed by tractors getting caught in some kind of fencing.

And no I haven’t forgotten side rolls. Pops always had a roll bar even before they were cool. Never really got in the way and was good for knocking off low branches for the next time around anyway.


11 posted on 04/13/2007 8:00:20 AM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: Paleo Conservative

“... as three nurses and his daughter worked with tweezers for two hours in an emergency room pulling stingers.”

Do not use tweezers to remove bee stingers. Immediately scratch them off with your fingernail. The poison sack (with muscles attached) will continue to inject more poison. If you grab and the poison sack, you will help it inject more poison into your body - an undesirable effect. If you scratch it off, you may leave the barbed point, but you will not get any additional poison.


13 posted on 04/13/2007 8:48:48 AM PDT by Western Phil
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To: Paleo Conservative; SaxxonWoods; prairiebreeze; Dr. Marten; mickie; digerati; Robert Drobot; ...

Ping!

If you want on, or off this S. Texas/Mexico ping list, please FReepMail me.


17 posted on 04/13/2007 12:05:06 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Bees-beyond your expectations!)
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