Thursday, February 24, 2011
Killer Poisonous Ant
Up to 4 cm. in length, Australia's Bulldog Ants are the biggest ants in the world and can be found in any part of Australia. They killed a farmer in Victoria in 1988 but this is one of only three deaths by this species.
Authorities are more worried about the South American fire ant that has made it into Australia and has been found around Brisbane. Being very aggressive and having a powerful bite they are considered quite able to kill people and authorities have gone to considerable trouble to try and eradicate this ant.