A family in Oregon says their pit bull is a hero after she rescued their son from an angry swam of bees.

The dog rescued 8-year-old Jesse-Cole Shaver after he was stung two dozen times by the swarm of bees.

The 8-year-old and some friends stepped on a bee hive hidden in a log and were mobbed by angry bees. Jesse says that's when the family's dog Hades stepped in.

"Hades saw me and came and she dragged me up to the grass and then stopped [to] let me crawl on her back and then took me to mom," said Jesse.

Jessie and his sister both wound up in a hospital to be treated for their stings; Hades was stung as well, but she and the kids will all be OK.