How can imported red fire ants actually kill baby birds and other animals much larger than themselves?



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    Essentially red fire ants eat their prey alive. They swarm and crawl up the animals legs and begin to bite and sting over and over again. It is the sting that gives the burning sensation. Eventually, with enough stings the animal will be subdued and they will begin to clean off it’s flesh. Felt to their own devices they will completely clean off the bones. Baby birds are particularly vulnerable because they can’t run or fly away. In Africa even people have been know to be killed in their sleep by similar ants.

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