A hiker was stung more than 200 times after being attacked by "killer bees" while trekking at Mount Elsinore levee.
The woman was walking with a friend when the swarm attacked her just after 9 a.m, and she was rushed to a local hospital for treatment afterwards. She has since been released.
The area around the levee was closed so exterminator George McDonough of Robbins Pest Management could be called.
He located six hives in the area where the woman was stung, and determined they were Africanized bees, which are known as "killer bees" due to their aggressive swarming behavior. Each hive can house anywhere from 5,000 to 10,000 bees.
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Three of the hives were house in abandoned truck tires, two were in the ground and another was in an irrigation control box
He laid down pesticide, which McDonough said is harmless to humans, to get rid of the bees.