81-Year-Old Texas Man Stung by 1,000 Killer Bees: ‘God was with Me’

July 09, 2018Jul 09, 2018

Thomas Mizell, as described by his family, loves to work on his Texas farm. On June 26, he was out doing what he normally does when suddenly a swarm of killer bees attacked him.

“He farms from dusk til dawn,” his daughter Tresha Holt told Fox 26. “He was clearing out the land for a fence line and all of a sudden, he didn’t know where they came from, the bees just attacked him.”

Mizell said he saw "a black cloud of bees surrounding me,” according to the The Cleveland Advocate

“I jumped off the dozer,” he told The Cleveland Advocate,” which happened to be in neutral. I left it running and took off through the woods, trying to make my way to a little lake I had dug on the property.”

The bees stung him all over his body, including his face, ears and eyes. Mizell said he ran forward in the direction of the lake but was unable to see where he was going.

“I said, ‘Lord, help me.’ When I fell down trying to get out of the bees, He said, ‘Walk by faith,’ so I did,” Mizell said, according to PEOPLE. “My heart was pounding as I went toward that pond. Still fighting the bees, I jumped into the pond but I could still hear the bees under the water.”

Luckily, even though Mizell didn’t have his phone with him, his wife figured out something was wrong when he didn’t show for their lunch date. He was rushed to the hospital and treated.

Once in the hospital, nurses removed the stingers from his nose and ears. According to the Advocate, some of the bees had burrowed themselves into his ear canal, which caused one of his eardrums to rupture. Just one day later, he was released.

“A miracle. It is. It’s a miracle,” Mizell said. “People need to be aware of these killer bees because number one is they can kill ya, like they got me, but God was with me.”

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