What creature comes to mind when you hear the words “deadly animal attack“? A menacing great white shark? A towering grizzly? Perhaps a tiger lurking in dense foliage, a gator bursting out of a swamp for a quick bite, or even a slithering python?
Whatever your answer, chances are fairly good that insects were not involved. After all, a pesky arthropod can’t possibly compare to any of the fearsome figures above, right?
As it turns out, one of the biggest threats in the animal kingdom may be buzzing about in your backyard. Every year, attacks by bees of all species claim hundreds of lives across the globe, and the numbers are only on the rise.
Particularly worrisome is the spread of the hyper-aggressive “killer bee,” a breed known for its tendency to swarm in massive numbers and tenaciously pursue perceived threats to their hives for miles. In fact, these Africanized bees (as they are more formally known) may even wait above water for a fleeing target to emerge.
More and more cases have been reported of deadly attacks in the United States as this species steadily makes its way northward. Once confined to the jungles of South America, the killer bee is turning up in suburban garages and city parks in Texas, California, New Mexico, Arizona, and Nevada, among other regions.
Swarms are not the only risk that bees pose. While a lone sting might not be a big deal for most people, millions of individuals who are highly allergic to the chemicals released by a bee’s barb live in constant fear of such a seemingly trivial incident.
From a single sting to a frenzied, swarming cluster, bees remain a constant and often-unrecognized threat in nearly every inhabitable region of our country.
For more information on what you can do if you or someone you love has been affect by a bee attack and you feel a keeper or other party’s negligence might have been in some way responsible, contact the experienced team of Kenosha personal injury lawyers at the offices of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874.