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bulldog ant

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(Animals) another name for bull ant
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Noun1.bulldog ant - any of the large fierce Australian ants of the genus Myrmeciabulldog ant - any of the large fierce Australian ants of the genus Myrmecia
ant, emmet, pismire - social insect living in organized colonies; characteristically the males and fertile queen have wings during breeding season; wingless sterile females are the workers
genus Myrmecia, Myrmecia - bulldog ants
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Described as "an ant with attitude" and "very streetwise", bulldog ants (or Phil Mitchell ants) are so aggressive, so anti-ant, they hunt alone, and will turn on each other if there's no-one else around to ruck with.
The Millwall fans of the insect world, bulldog ants are so hard they even turned on the BBC's AntCam ("the only way to get close to these brutal creatures"), running it off their manor with a display of latent aggression that Phil himself would envy.
Bulldog ants kill more people in Tasmania than sharks, bees, snakes and spiders put together, using a sting that can kill a man in four minutes.