By Danny Halpin and Gerry Warren via SWNS
A velociraptor with its mouth full of hundreds of writhing bees is something that would normally exist only in people’s nightmares.
But that is what some visitors were faced with as they toured the dinosaur area at a wildlife park as a swarm of bees tried to set up a new colony in the dino's jaws.
A swarm of bees had decided to establish a new colony in the mouth of the velociraptor but the park’s staff decided they should find a different home and called on expert beekeepers to move them to a more suitable location.
The park posted on Facebook: "Well you don't see that every day! Our Velociraptors had a surprise visit from a bee swarm today, which was just incredible to see.
"After contacting some local beekeepers the swarm was carefully collected and has now been moved to a safer location for them."
Hundreds of people commented on the post saying it looked like something from a horror film.
Swarming is a natural process for bees when a colony leaves its hive with the queen to find a new home.
Most swarms occur on warm sunny days from May to the end of July, usually between 11am to 4pm.
But the bees are usually quite docile and do not present a threat.
The British Beekeepers Association says swarming bees don’t usually sting but it is wise to keep children and pets well away.
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