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Date: 06/16/08 02:15 PM

78 Responses to Ants Eating a Dead Gecko

  1. Profile photo of The_Maddog
    The_Maddog Male 30-39
    3371 posts
    June 16, 2008 at 1:38 pm
    Link: Ants Eating a Dead Gecko - Natures trash men hard at work.
  2. Profile photo of Baldie1029
    Baldie1029 Male 13-17
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    June 16, 2008 at 2:21 pm
    Just amazing, i have seen similair videos but this is one of the best
  3. Profile photo of patthebaker
    patthebaker Male 18-29
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    June 16, 2008 at 2:22 pm
    What did they possibly want with the skeleton
  4. Profile photo of sfeagles
    sfeagles Male 13-17
    216 posts
    June 16, 2008 at 2:22 pm
    i was waiting for them to make a face out of the bones
  5. Profile photo of titler
    titler Female 18-29
    33 posts
    June 16, 2008 at 2:22 pm
    well good x
  6. Profile photo of hehehenerd
    hehehenerd Male 13-17
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    June 16, 2008 at 2:23 pm
    wierd, they would elave for a bit, then suddenly come back in numbers
  7. Profile photo of mylostdog
    mylostdog Female 18-29
    471 posts
    June 16, 2008 at 2:24 pm
    lol kinda funny when the skull started wandering off
  8. Profile photo of iwcu
    iwcu Male 18-29
    126 posts
    June 16, 2008 at 2:29 pm
    hahaha reminds me of when me and my brother would throw bits of food at ants in our garden and watch them take it away.
  9. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    June 16, 2008 at 2:31 pm
    I f*cking hate ants.

    O-O

  10. Profile photo of Dylan5121
    Dylan5121 Male 13-17
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    June 16, 2008 at 2:31 pm
    Yeah that was cool I guess, to think that happened in a time span of less than a day pretty interesting .
  11. Profile photo of Dylan5121
    Dylan5121 Male 13-17
    955 posts
    June 16, 2008 at 2:32 pm
    and yeah I f*cking hate ants to.
  12. Profile photo of kenneth7415
    kenneth7415 Male 13-17
    81 posts
    June 16, 2008 at 2:33 pm
    that was insane. first few seconds i thought nothing crazy would happen and suddenly the gecko is covered completely by the ants. awesomeness.
  13. Profile photo of MikePiano
    MikePiano Male 18-29
    1425 posts
    June 16, 2008 at 2:36 pm
    WHOAAA that gecko got pwned. TAKE THAT GEICO!! Lulz.
  14. Profile photo of Spirithound
    Spirithound Male 18-29
    815 posts
    June 16, 2008 at 2:37 pm
    I wonder what would happen if a live gecko fought a colony of ants...anyways, really cool vid. less graphic than i imagined, which is a good thing, cuz i just ate ;)
  15. Profile photo of D3
    D3 Male 13-17
    725 posts
    June 16, 2008 at 2:39 pm
    NOM NOM NOM!
  16. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15782 posts
    June 16, 2008 at 2:39 pm
    One time when I was probably 6 or 7 I went to the beach with my family and stayed in a cabin. The cabin has an ant... issue. They were everywhere. Not only that, but the ecosystem was messed up, so along the tidelines there were piles upon piles of dead ants. Occasionally you`d find a bunch of seaweed churning with live ones too.

    Ugh.

    So you can see why I might hate ants.

  17. Profile photo of B-Hazard
    B-Hazard Male 18-29
    2960 posts
    June 16, 2008 at 2:39 pm
    -What did they possibly want with the skeleton-

    They decorate their fortresses with the remains of enemies that were foolish enough to cross their paths as a form of psychological warfare against other tribes.

  18. Profile photo of Doodally
    Doodally Female 18-29
    324 posts
    June 16, 2008 at 2:41 pm
    "What did they possibly want with the skeleton"

    So they can build a satellite to contact the mothership, of course...

  19. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9311 posts
    June 16, 2008 at 2:43 pm
    ...and so we all return to the earth.
  20. Profile photo of NYAAN
    NYAAN Female 13-17
    316 posts
    June 16, 2008 at 2:43 pm
    it was cool when they coated the gecko`s body and it was entirely black. but i was kinda sad for the gecko because they`re so cute (despite what that damned geico is doing to them).

    i`m not afraid of these kinds of ants. i`m terrified of army ants. they probably would`ve carried the whole thing away to their unholy nesting place and dismembered it in a number of seconds. *shudder* they`re f-ing frightening.

  21. Profile photo of manorrd
    manorrd Male 30-39
    2372 posts
    June 16, 2008 at 2:44 pm
    lol @ B-Hazard
  22. Profile photo of CaptainPat
    CaptainPat Male 18-29
    1586 posts
    June 16, 2008 at 2:47 pm
    Apparently ants also like to drink rockstar
    i had like 20 empty rockstar cans in my locker and found a bunch of ants today when we were emptying our lockers.
  23. Profile photo of MissMage
    MissMage Female 18-29
    697 posts
    June 16, 2008 at 2:50 pm
    Well this was attractive.
  24. Profile photo of HuskysTiger
    HuskysTiger Male 18-29
    630 posts
    June 16, 2008 at 2:50 pm
    A cluster of ants always creeps/grosses the hell out of me.
    Although it was cool how the bones kinda danced.
  25. Profile photo of flipnip
    flipnip Male 18-29
    27 posts
    June 16, 2008 at 2:52 pm
    yea i hate ants too, im living in brazil and this entire country is infested with em`
  26. Profile photo of Chopin
    Chopin Female 13-17
    89 posts
    June 16, 2008 at 2:54 pm
    They probably took the bones for the marrow or what ever is still inside.
  27. Profile photo of StefanM
    StefanM Male 18-29
    63 posts
    June 16, 2008 at 2:55 pm
    That was awesome!
  28. Profile photo of xp
    xp Male 30-39
    523 posts
    June 16, 2008 at 3:03 pm
    Wow, they picked that little guy clean. Now lets see them do a person. That would be cool.
  29. Profile photo of itsdrew
    itsdrew Male 13-17
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    June 16, 2008 at 3:06 pm
    im allergic to ants...btw, they are more like nature`s recyclers.
  30. Profile photo of freddyferret
    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11742 posts
    June 16, 2008 at 3:19 pm
    CRAP! Now how I am going to save tons of money on my car insurance?
  31. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    June 16, 2008 at 3:24 pm
    Army ants will team up and defeat you.
    Because they are many and you are few!
  32. Profile photo of Burton_Ian
    Burton_Ian Male 18-29
    817 posts
    June 16, 2008 at 3:27 pm
    pestilence... meh i mean ants is anywhere near as creepy as spiders... but large swarms of bugs doesn`t really work well with me
  33. Profile photo of meander
    meander Female 18-29
    45 posts
    June 16, 2008 at 3:33 pm
    My cat hunts bugs and then leaves them or the body parts by the door and the ants march in, take the bug apart piece by piece and walk it back out the door. I kind of feel like a freak for watching instead of just scooping the bug up and tossing it out. x....x It`s like a really slow nature video.

    .... I don`t have cable. Somebody help me.

  34. Profile photo of zephyrnok
    zephyrnok Male 13-17
    83 posts
    June 16, 2008 at 3:34 pm
    Ants: Regenerate this!

    Gecko: -Head Falls Off-

  35. Profile photo of Grossen
    Grossen Male 18-29
    455 posts
    June 16, 2008 at 4:26 pm
    Impressive timing! A little past the half way mark, it looked like the ants were putting the limbs back where they found them.
  36. Profile photo of pixiechick81
    pixiechick81 Female 30-39
    838 posts
    June 16, 2008 at 4:30 pm
    that was pretty cool. They took the head as a prize!
  37. Profile photo of SKR34
    SKR34 Male 13-17
    34 posts
    June 16, 2008 at 4:42 pm
    The bad news? You have an ant infestation. The good news? I just saved a bunch of money on my car insurance by switching to Geico.

    -No good?

  38. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12151 posts
    June 16, 2008 at 4:46 pm
    BUT THE END RESULT OF THIS PRCOCESS IS AN INCOMPLETE SKELETON! AND FROM THAT WE ARE TO ASSUME AN INITIAL STATE WE CALL "DEAD GECKO"? WHERE ARE THE TRANSITION FOSSILS?

    *commence mouth-breathing*

  39. Profile photo of sinfulsisi
    sinfulsisi Female 13-17
    1892 posts
    June 16, 2008 at 5:00 pm
    seems like a few bones were missing when they cleaned it right? didnt seem like enough rib bones :o

    i saw a swarm of ants attacking a worm :o and my cat layed in an ant pile and they attked it..it was funny...i washed him down with the hose rofl

  40. Profile photo of turkeyman
    turkeyman Male 13-17
    379 posts
    June 16, 2008 at 5:06 pm
    ok can we stop adding creatures eating on iab...its not entertaining nor facsinating please..
  41. Profile photo of 7l24c3
    7l24c3 Male 13-17
    37 posts
    June 16, 2008 at 5:08 pm
    when they took the bones, and then suffled them around some more it looked like they were trying to put it together
  42. Profile photo of 7l24c3
    7l24c3 Male 13-17
    37 posts
    June 16, 2008 at 5:09 pm
    shuffled*
  43. Profile photo of Ohnjaynb
    Ohnjaynb Male 18-29
    594 posts
    June 16, 2008 at 5:09 pm
    Up Yours, Geico!!!
  44. Profile photo of JazzyPiano
    JazzyPiano Female 18-29
    995 posts
    June 16, 2008 at 5:40 pm
    Ugh, I hate ants in large numbers.
  45. Profile photo of SilverThread
    SilverThread Male 30-39
    3435 posts
    June 16, 2008 at 5:45 pm
    The ant`s go marching in a two by two cover formation with a 20 meter spread GO GO GO!!
  46. Profile photo of 3milytha
    3milytha Female 13-17
    44 posts
    June 16, 2008 at 5:49 pm
    PatTheBaker..tot
    ally right wtf did they want the skeleton for??
  47. Profile photo of maceizballin
    maceizballin Male 13-17
    904 posts
    June 16, 2008 at 6:51 pm
    clean :)
  48. Profile photo of primetimekin
    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    June 16, 2008 at 7:19 pm
    delicious
  49. Profile photo of SuperStingra
    SuperStingra Male 13-17
    72 posts
    June 16, 2008 at 7:33 pm
    Well, that`s nature for ya.
  50. Profile photo of littleronin
    littleronin Male 18-29
    30 posts
    June 16, 2008 at 7:38 pm
    You know the ones that took the skull were only thinking about how great it would look in their game room.
  51. Profile photo of RyanF701
    RyanF701 Male 18-29
    2486 posts
    June 16, 2008 at 8:11 pm
    "
    ok can we stop adding creatures eating on iab...its not entertaining nor facsinating please.."

    I AGREE, LETS WATCH ANOREXIC CREATURES.

  52. Profile photo of munchkincat
    munchkincat Female 18-29
    20 posts
    June 16, 2008 at 8:14 pm
    That was amazing. I love how quickly it just... disappeared. And how they carried away the head. Haha.
  53. Profile photo of Novem006
    Novem006 Female 18-29
    700 posts
    June 16, 2008 at 8:37 pm
    can i have the skeleton???
  54. Profile photo of Pravda7
    Pravda7 Female 18-29
    290 posts
    June 16, 2008 at 8:49 pm
    That`s kind of creepy... I knew this lady who died in house and her four kitties did pretty much the same thing to her body over 5 days... that`s why I hate cats.
  55. Profile photo of kimberz00
    kimberz00 Female 18-29
    90 posts
    June 16, 2008 at 8:56 pm
    ... They took the head. Wow Thats gonna give me a nightmare tonight :(
  56. Profile photo of The_Maddog
    The_Maddog Male 30-39
    3371 posts
    June 16, 2008 at 9:26 pm
    turkeyman
    Male, 13-17, Eastern US
    306 Posts Monday, June 16, 2008 5:06:54 PM
    ok can we stop adding creatures eating on iab...its not entertaining nor facsinating please..
    ----------------------------------------------------

    Obviously! This coming from someone with ZERO submissions. Here`s what you do. Dont click on the link. Its that easy..or is that to much for you?

  57. Profile photo of zekumi
    zekumi Female 18-29
    400 posts
    June 16, 2008 at 9:58 pm
    Is anyone else itchy after having watched that?
    I`m kinda itchy now.

    Anyhow, very cool.
    I really can`t imagine what they intend to do with a gecko skull of all things, though. x3

  58. Profile photo of popcorncali
    popcorncali Male 40-49
    76 posts
    June 16, 2008 at 10:58 pm
    We had hiked for three days into the jungle, when suddenly, I saw this gecko. Due to the lack of trauma indications and it`s relative youth, it had obviously succumed to overexposure to UV Light. I placed it upon the blue ceramic tile that I normally carry with me whilst hiking in the jungle, in order to provide contrast, and began filming. Over the next 30 days (from July 1st to August 1st), I was able to film the local "Crazy Ants" descend upon the lifeless form of the Gecko and transform it into the remains you now see. Indeed, they have given us proof positive that they are nothing more than the "furious atheists" that we thought them to be.
  59. Profile photo of RodneyJason
    RodneyJason Male 18-29
    170 posts
    June 16, 2008 at 11:37 pm
    Wow.. thats pretty cool, Few weeks ago i watched a group an ants rip apart and eat a dead june bug for a few hours.

    Was very int interesting how they all worked together to get it open then lined up carrying parts back to their nest.

    (Had no TV.. only weed)

  60. Profile photo of jeswra
    jeswra Male 18-29
    244 posts
    June 16, 2008 at 11:54 pm
    I thought it said "Anteater a dead gecko"
  61. Profile photo of Chaos7
    Chaos7 Male 18-29
    849 posts
    June 17, 2008 at 12:30 am
    ...FATALITY...
  62. Profile photo of dragonshadoz
    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
    4033 posts
    June 17, 2008 at 2:13 am
    NOOOOO! Geico Gecko! :-(
    Anyway, that was pretty interesting. Although... ugh, ants. I hate those little bastards, but they sure do their share of work.

    And where do they think they`re going with the skeleton?

  63. Profile photo of Bananahammoc
    Bananahammoc Female 18-29
    310 posts
    June 17, 2008 at 2:56 am
    Jesus, they anihilated that thing! A friend of mine did something similar with a pig`s head.
  64. Profile photo of Lorodiam
    Lorodiam Male 18-29
    189 posts
    June 17, 2008 at 3:52 am
    You just know theres gonna be a riot over who gets to keep the head. That was kinda funky, the ants that got the leg and rib bones and crap kept crashing into each other. LOL i couldn`t help but think they got bored of work so decided to duel each other with giant bits of rib bone HAHAA
  65. Profile photo of hunneybear
    hunneybear Male 13-17
    396 posts
    June 17, 2008 at 4:01 am
    impressive but now im afraid of ants
  66. Profile photo of phasoo
    phasoo Male 18-29
    287 posts
    June 17, 2008 at 6:57 am
    that video made me hungry
  67. Profile photo of Malibu315
    Malibu315 Female 18-29
    233 posts
    June 17, 2008 at 9:50 am
    But he saved me hundreds on car insurance :(
  68. Profile photo of Laitnesse
    Laitnesse Female 18-29
    10 posts
    June 17, 2008 at 10:29 am
    popcorncali

    ..."Due to the lack of trauma indications and it`s relative youth, it had obviously succumed to overexposure to UV Light. I placed it upon the blue ceramic tile that I normally carry with me whilst hiking in the jungle, in order to provide contrast, and began filming. Over the next 30 days (from July 1st to August 1st)"...

    Though that was entertaining, I think it was from January 7th to January 8th.


    But yeah, watching ants dismember and carry away food is actually really interesting if you ever get the chance to watch it in real life.

  69. Profile photo of Doodally
    Doodally Female 18-29
    324 posts
    June 17, 2008 at 5:59 pm
    FORM MEGATRON!
  70. Profile photo of TruTexasGirl
    TruTexasGirl Female 18-29
    415 posts
    June 17, 2008 at 6:32 pm
    ugh, that gave me the creeps
  71. Profile photo of boredfjord
    boredfjord Male 13-17
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    June 17, 2008 at 6:52 pm
    NO WAY!!! That`s what I want to happen to me when I die.
  72. Profile photo of richoricho
    richoricho Male 40-49
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    June 18, 2008 at 12:50 am
    Hypnotic......
  73. Profile photo of popcorncali
    popcorncali Male 40-49
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    June 18, 2008 at 1:34 am
    laitnesse

    thanks for pointing out my mistake ... ergghhh

  74. Profile photo of agent666
    agent666 Male 13-17
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    June 18, 2008 at 4:07 am
    a vid 4 the ages
  75. Profile photo of bored_gal
    bored_gal Female 13-17
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    June 18, 2008 at 3:40 pm
    "Is anyone else itchy after having watched that?
    I`m kinda itchy now."

    yeah. -scratches face-

  76. Profile photo of BoNe_Juggalo
    BoNe_Juggalo Male 13-17
    352 posts
    June 19, 2008 at 10:03 pm
    Haha... Anyone who saw the new Indy Jones movie member the ant? That`s what this reminded me of.
  77. Profile photo of airsofter1
    airsofter1 Male 18-29
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    July 25, 2008 at 12:58 pm
    its funny how after they eat all the meat their like "what do we do now?" "lets move the bones around!"
  78. Profile photo of whipsmart
    whipsmart Female 18-29
    666 posts
    December 28, 2008 at 9:49 am
    This is probably what it would look like if your Pokemon began to evolve. Just minus the death part. And the ants.

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