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UPDATED: Bee attack kills 2 dogs, injures owner in Palm City

PALM CITY, Fla. -- A freak accident kills two dogs and sends one person to the hospital.

Mid-morning, walking her dogs, when nature struck on southwest 37th Street.

Chief Scott Legg/Martin County Fire Rescue: A lady walking her dogs got stung by bees, so we're closing off the road at 37th Street until we can figure out how to get the bees outta here.

The street shut down in Palm City. Neighbors told to stay inside their homes as bees swarmed.

Armand Gallego/Lives next to hive: My grandson, he got bit.

Armand Gallego says in fact most everyone in the family has been stung by the massive hive in the woods next door.

Armand Gallego/Lives next to hive: In face. My wife also when she cuts sometimes the lawn, sometimes she get bit.

Chief Scott Legg/Martin County Fire Rescue: There's a big nest back in that empty lot. Probably about 3 feet around from what I can see.

A three-foot long hive inside a dead tree that snapped.

Greg Windham/All Bee Incorporated: That tree it decapitated. Wind blew it down and broke it in half. The weight of the nest broke the top off and probably that's what got the bees in an uproar. Dogs were just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Wrong place, wrong time. The first dog attacked was stung more than 200 times. The second rushed to an animal hospital, met the same fate. The owner was stung more than 70 times. The bee expert says the bees were not Africanized "killer" bees.

Greg Windham/All Bee Incorporated: Just happened to wander through there half of it was sitting on the ground with bees flying between the two. Dogs probably went through there, smelling like a dog and the bees went after it because it was an animal.

Two dogs dead leading to thousands of bees exterminated, and hosed away from Southwest 37th Street.

Mosquito control says they will take the hive and dispose of it at the Martin County landfill. UPDATED: Bee attack kills 2 dogs, injures owner in Palm City

Saturday, August 3 2013, 05:33 PM EDT

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