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bull ant

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(Animals) any large Australian ant of the genus Myrmecia, having a powerful stinging bite: subfamily Ponerinae. Also called: bulldog ant
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Caution should be exercised, as the soldier and bull ants are there for a reason, and will attack careless fingers and naked toes, sinking their nippers into one's flesh, inflicting quite a painful bite.
Once we were on the pitch, we were introduced to the local wildlife because there were bull ants everywhere and they bit us to death.
He added: "I can recall in every detail the long treks through the bush in searing heat, and for company I remember funnel web spiders, bull ants, leeches that could only be removed with a cigarette end, snakes of every description and kangaroos that overtook us on cross-country runs.
The conditions in the celebrity camp are as terrifying as ever with snakes, spiders, tics and bull ants all spotted in the area.
Then there are the bull ants, scorpions, millipedes and giant centipedes, which can give a nasty bite.
Dungay is prone to leeches, lethal funnel web spiders, deadly brown snakes, black snakes, death adder snakes, stinging bull ants and jumping ants, as long as a matchstick and able to leap a metre high.
By the age of three she was making a contribution to his shows The Crocodile Hunter Diaries and learning the importance of all species of animal, even bull ants which bit her.