So. Arizona blind man home after nearly 1,000 bee stings

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GREEN VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) -- A Green Valley man who was stung nearly 1,000 times by bees was back home on Saturday.


Man survives being attacked by 1,000 bees

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World War II veteran John Pool says he's again feeling "pretty good" now that he's back in his home in the community south of Tucson.

The 84-year-old is legally blind and was using his walker to take his toy poodle Shadow for a stroll when he was attacked on Thursday morning. He says he tossed aside the walker and moved as fast as he could to get home, where his wife Norma used a hose to wash off hundreds of bees and then called for help.

Firefighters used credit cards to scrape away hundreds of stingers. After sending Pool to the hospital, they tore down a block wall where the bees had made their hive.

Pool was released on Friday. Shadow was also stung. She died.

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