A woman was stung more than 1,000 times after being attacked by a swarm of 75,000 KILLER BEES.
Reports say the 71-year-old woman was sat in her car when she was completely covered by Africanized honey bees.
Five firefighters were also hurt as they cleared the swarm in a gated community in Palm Desert, California.
The 75,000 hybrid bees – who are known to attack when they feel threatened – are believed to have been living in a buried cable box.
Local TV station KCBS-TV reported the woman was taken to a local hospital where she was recovering from serious injuries.
Three firefighters were also taken to hospital to be treated for more minor injuries.
Following the incident, insect pest control company Killer Bee Inc were called to clear the swarm and they captured the action on a mobile phone.
The company’s owner, Lance Davis, told the Palm Desert Patch the aggressive bees may have attacked simply because the woman stepped within a 90-yard radius of them.
He said: “They just went into her car and attacked her. They were mad. They went after anything that moved within a 90-yard radius.
“We do these jobs all the time, where someone has gotten the bees all excited. Sometimes it doesn’t take much to get these guys angry.
“My actions are a lot different around them than most people. People call me the bee whisperer, believe it or not.”