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Hairy, crazy ants invade from Texas to Miss.

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  1. Arch Stanton

    Arch Stanton it was the grave marked unknown right beside

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    Hairy, crazy ants invade from Texas to Miss.

    By JANET McCONNAUGHEY - Associated Press

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It sounds like a horror movie: Biting ants invade by the millions. A camper's metal walls bulge from the pressure of ants nesting behind them. A circle of poison stops them for only a day, and then a fresh horde shows up, bringing babies. Stand in the yard, and in seconds ants cover your shoes.
    It's an extreme example of what can happen when the ants — which also can disable huge industrial plants — go unchecked. Controlling them can cost thousands of dollars. But the story is real, told by someone who's been studying ants for a decade.
    "Months later, I could close my eyes and see them moving," said Joe MacGown, who curates the ant, mosquito and scarab collections at the Mississippi State Entomological Museum at Mississippi State University.

    Read more:http://news.yahoo.com/hairy-crazy-ants-invade-texas-miss-150823360.html
  2. JIMMYBUFFETT

    JIMMYBUFFETT Skinwalker

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    That's great news. I was beginning to get a little bored with the oppressive heat, biblical drought, wildfires, and crumbling economy here in Texas. God knows we need hairy ants and a crappy football team to spice it up a little around here.
  3. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    The drought and heat will keep these ants away. They like wet areas. And the Cowboys aren't crappy. You must root for another team. :D
  4. SaltwaterServr

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    They kill fire ants???
  5. Signals

    Signals Suspicious looking stranger

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    At least the ants are smiling. :D
  6. SaltwaterServr

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