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A Bug Right Out Of a Horror Movie

Driver ants are a very large species of any that are commonly found in South Africa. They live in ant hills that they form for 3 months, and after 3 months they move on to a different area, and rebuild. You may have heard of these creatures from movies, as they are regularly used to inspire monsters, and even mentioned by name in the movie Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. The reason these bugs are used to inspire monsters in films is because of the way they act. If a person or an animal attacks or kills one of these ants, the whole colony of ants will attack whoever killed the member of their colony. They have even been known to eat whole human corpses! So if you are not living in South Africa don’t worry about smashing that next ant you see in your house, but if you are in South Africa, be careful about what ant you’re smashing!