Fire Ants on a blade of grass
This was not something I was happy to see at the 2008 Science Camp during our Habitat Hunters class! Fire Ants made an appearance in Oak Ridge a couple of years ago and they are making themselves right at home! I stuck a piece of grass into the nest to show the students what would happen if they stepped on one. Check out the choppers on this little gal!
If fire ants attack a blade of grass with this much fury, just imagine what these little gals would do to your ankle! The ant on the right is both stinging and biting the grass. It is important to learn what fire ant nests look like and avoid stepping in them.