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Are Leafcutter Ants as Harmless as You Think?

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To find out just how dangerous leafcutter ants can be, Coyote Peterson willingly takes a bite. 

Most people generally think of ants as being pretty harmless, especially when thinking of leafcutter ants; they only harm leaves right? Not so fast… leafcutter ants can in fact be quite dangerous and can do a lot more harm than one may imagine.

To show us just what leafcutter ants are capable of Coyote Peterson of Brave Wilderness headed out into the jungle to let the ants bite him. What you’ll see is pretty graphic.

Pretty intense right? Would you have imagined that an ant who you usually see carrying around little sections of leaves would be able to do that kind of damage to a human? And the crazy part is that that was only one ant.

If you were to somehow be overrun by these little guys you could end up in some very serious trouble pretty quickly.

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Are Leafcutter Ants as Harmless as You Think?