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Bees In The Basin

These aren't just regular Honey Bees, but Africanized Bees. Experts say they're aggressive and they will attack. One family says it happened to them.
MIDLAND, TX (Local Big 2 News) -- Bees in the Basin. Not just regular Honey Bees, but Africanized Bees. Experts say, they're aggressive and they will attack. One family says, it happened to them.

"They were taking stingers out of my dad's eyeballs," said bee attack victim Heriberto Gonzalez.

After thousands of bees attacked Heriberto Gonzalez Sunday morning. His son only had one thing on his mind.

"My old man, he's seventy seven year old, that was my main concern, that's the reason I risked myself," said Gonzalez.

He told me the swarm invaded his father's property threatening both his mother, sister, and his dogs, but Gonzalez took one for the team.

"I covered my mouth and my nose and jumped the, jumped my fence, so I can spray with some poison that I had," said Gonzalez.

He showed me the aftermath.

"You can see my arm, my forehead, my head's full, and my stomach," said Gonzalez.

And this incident concerns neighbors like Mary Porter, her son and bees don't mix well.

"Oh yeah it worries me, especially since he's allergic," said Porter.

But there's something unusual about this story, Gonzalez tells me when he called 911, help was not on the way.

"I called twice, at 10:16 and 10:30, and she kept telling me they weren't equipped to that, they didn't do 911 emergency bee calls," said Gonzalez.

I spoke with Joe Sampson with the City of Midland on the phone, he told me he listened to the 911 calls between Gonzalez and the dispatch officer.
Explaining to me, the dispatcher offered to send an ambulance multiple times but the Gonzalez's refused the help.
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