06/04/2014 12:43 pm ET | Updated Jun 04, 2014

When The Going Gets Tough, These Ants Build A Raft...Out Of Their Own Bodies

Desperate times call for peculiar measures. Isn't that what they say?

In an effort to stay alive and stay afloat, a fire ant phenomena that can only be described as a living raft was caught on camera in Houston, Texas last week. The event came after a heavy downpour in George Bush Park and was filmed by Steve Kim.

According to National Geographic, the technique is a way to keep the queen ant safe. Sometimes, though, the ants simply set themselves up as an easy meal for predators.


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