SAN ANTONIO -- People in a South Side neighborhood were living in fear a giant Mexican Honey Bee hive dangling from a tree branch over their street is going to snap, sending angry bees on the attack.
The 1900 block of Ann Arbor is a typically quiet street, with many retired homeowners.
"It's not on the homeowner's side. It's in the side of the street," said Armando Vidal, who is concerned about the hive. "So, we figure it belongs to the city."
"It belongs to the city," a couple told us. "It's in the park way. It's their property."
Folks were concerned the huge hive looming over head would fall.
"I'm afraid to think of what would happen," a neighbor said. "The bees are always around."
Neighbors believed the location of the hive, in the street, and the location of the tree, along the sidewalk, made it a problem for the city to handle.
"I believe the city should take care of it, because it's in the middle of the street," added Lilly Ozuna, who lives nearby. "And my neighbor would not be able to climb up there and take it off."
The city considered the hive and it's potential danger a matter for the homeowner living near it to take care of, by either taking it down themselves or hiring someone else to do it. But Ozuna said that was a big expense for a homeowner to take on and that many in this area are on fixed incomes.
The city had planned to go ahead and take care of the problem Friday, but News 4 was able to reach a pest control crew Thursday evening. Carlos Espinoza with Stinger Pest Control
said it might cost between $275 to $300 dollars of remove a hive in a tree like the one on Ann Arbor, but he did not charge the elderly homeowner, who wanted the problem resolved.