Watch as Ants Attack a Large Millipede and Use Amazing Team-work to Drag it Away
Sunday, 6 September 2015
Stephane De Greef captured this footage in Cambodia. A group of Leptogenys ants decide to attack a recumbent millipede. What happens next is astonishing.
They surround it (in what can only be called a militarily disciplined fashion), then go in for the attack with one of their number attacking the head (surely the most vulnerable part). The millipede's reaction is immediate and desperate. However, the ants soon have the upper hand and drag their hapless victim away by assembling chains made up of themselves.
There is no music or narration here, but if you are in a certain mood then you can use the on-screen notes as visual prompts to become your very own David Attenborough. "Deep in the jungle of Cambodia..."