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Article updated: 7/27/2013 12:03 PM

Thousands of bees attack Texas couple, kill horses

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PANTEGO, Texas -- A swarm of about 30,000 bees has attacked a North Texas couple as they exercised their miniature horses, stinging the animals so many times they died.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports 44-year-old Kristen Beauregard was stung about 200 times and her boyfriend about 50 times.

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Beauregard says the swarm chased them down and followed them. She says they were sweeping up piles of bees "like a bad movie."

She says firefighters sprayed a foam substance to clear the bees, and dragged the horses to a pasture to be treated by police and paramedics.

A 6-year-old show horse died before a veterinarian arrived. A Shetland pony spent a night at a veterinary clinic but also died.

The bees are being tested to see whether they are Africanized or "killer" bees.

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