A grasshopper getting carried away by ants

14 October 2008

Carried away

While in Salter Path, North Carolina on vacation we saw this grasshopper, which was already dead, being carried away by countless ants.  You can't tell from this photo alone but there was a line of thousands upon thousands of ants leading from the grasshopper back to the ant hill.

The speed at which the ants were carrying the grasshopper was impressive.  At once point the ants came upon an obstacle and managed to turn the grasshopper all the way around in order to get around it.  They did this in a matter of seconds.

Nature always amazes me.