An 81-year-old man in Texas is thankful to be alive after being stung by hundreds of bees. Thomas Mizell, a farmer who lives in Liberty County, was clearing land for a fence line on his property when he was suddenly attacked by the bees. No one was around and he did not have a cellphone on him.
“I walk by faith and not by sight. I couldn’t see, hardly, the bees had done got in my eyes and ears,” said Mizell.
Mizell stumbled and ran toward a pond that was about 200 yards away as hundreds of bees continued to sting him. Mizell was in severe pain and his family rushed him to the hospital, where nurses immediately began removing the stingers. He had more than 135 stings on his head alone, his daughter said.
“Doctors said if my mom and my brother wouldn’t have showed up when they did, my dad wouldn’t have had much longer to live,” said Holt.