Wayne Thibodeau set out Oct. 16 for a simple task: to help cut down a dead oak tree in his friend’s yard.
Within hours, Thibodeau, 69, a retired ironworker, was on his hands and knees, fighting off thousands of honeybees. He endured hundreds of stings, as well as a heart attack, said his wife, Frankie Thibodeau, 62, and had to spend six days in the hospital, including four in intensive care.
He is expected to make a full recovery, for which Frankie credits a stranger – Samantha Richards, 21, of Campo.
“I would be a widow today,” said Frankie, a retired commercial rabbit breeder. “If she hadn’t done what she did, he would be dead.”
Terrifying and awful. I do not wish my morbid obsession to make light of other peoples’ misery, but… it is, after all, morbid obsession.
Speaking of which, back in April, 100 Africanized bee stings killed a Florida man.
This whole bee thing is really starting to freak me out. No more baklava. No more.
Image from Wikipedia.