This is the moment four dozing dogs are suddenly attacked by a swarm of killer bees that reportedly caused two poor pooches to die of anaphylactic shock.
The incident was filmed at a home in the area of Praia do Morro in the coastal town of Guarapari in the south-eastern Brazilian state of Espirito Santo on the afternoon of 22nd September.
The home CCTV camera filmed the moment the four dozing dogs were suddenly attacked by the killer bees.
The dogs’ co-owner Thais Pacheco said she shared custody of the four pooches with her ex-boyfriend, whom they were staying with at the time of the attack.
When the incident took place, the man was at work and was later told what had happened by neighbours.
Pacheco said her ex came home to find some of the dogs vomiting and others already passed out with signs of bleeding.
The biggest dog, a Rottweiler named Suzy, escaped from the property amid the chaos and was found dead on a street behind the house.
Another dog called Bob also died from the attack while the other two animals needed urgent veterinary treatment, with one canine still being kept under observation at the clinic.
The president of the Regional Council of Veterinary Medicine of Espirito Santo (CRMV), Virginia Hemerich, explained that the deaths were probably caused by anaphylactic shock, adding: “A sting can cause a strong reaction. Multiple stings can lead to a generalised reaction because of the toxins released by the bees.” T4 / CEN