Carol Howarth, of Haverfordwest, Wales, was totally unaware of her crime. The 68-year-old grandmother had gone to a nature reserve, and unknowingly kidnapped a tiny, yet important, winged passenger. It was only when she stopped to go shopping that she realized something had gone horribly wrong.
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A swarm of about 20,000 bees had descended on the back of her SUV. Howarth drove around with the bees clinging to the car for two days. It was only after she'd parked in a local pub that a park ranger, driving by, noticed the swarming mass of brown insects and stopped to investigate. Afraid that someone would get stung--or, worse, kill the bees--he called in some local beekeepers to remove them.
The ranger and beekeepers assumed the queen bee had gotten stuck inside the car--and the hive was just following their queen. They finally got all the bees to safety, though--and took plenty of photos of this amazing event.
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You can read the ranger's account in this Facebook post--and click through more wow-worthy pictures.
via Huffington Post