Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Sebring, Florida
Think I got stung by an African Killer Bee!
I was out riding on back roads through some citrus groves. I always wear leather pants, with the exception of this time. Suddenly felt like I'd been shot with a .22 in the thigh. Looked down for a bloody spot and saw a stinger poking out of my jeans and yanked it out. The pain was excruciating! My whole left leg went numb. Got home and looked at the spot...left a bloody hole half the size of a match head. Place still hurts like hell and there's still a red, swollen area the size of a silver dollar. That happened a week ago!
I've been stung by bees, wasps, hornets, etc. and never was really bothered. The local news had a story yesterday about the African bees being found in the area. If it was one, I can sure see how they could kill a human if you're nailed several dozen times. Back to the leathers....heat or not! Now, bring on the love bugs!