Mother in Rancho Bernardo bee attack recalls horrific encounter

Posted at 7:16 PM, May 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-24 22:16:46-04

RANCHO BERNARDO, Calif. (KGTV)  - The mother attacked by a swarm of bees in Rancho Bernardo Tuesday spoke with 10News about her horrifying experience.

"I have so many stings in my hair, and I keep pulling out stingers still from my scalp," Carly Danney said.

Danney was attacked by a swarm of bees while walking her six-week-old son and dog in the North County neighborhood. She was stung more than 150 times and her dog, more than 50 times. Luckily, her son was not harmed.

"Honestly at one point I didn't think I could make it," Danney said fighting to hold back tears. "It was really scary."

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She was rushed to the hospital after a neighbor, Todd Lackner, heard her screams and ran out to help get her baby and dog out of the area while she ran.

10News spoke with Lackner following the incident.

"She swatted them away from her face and they came back," Lackner said. "It looked like she had a beard."

Danney said only after she began running did the bees begin to peel away from her.

"I'm just gonna keep saying it. He really saved our lives," Danney said.