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Invasion of the Yellow Crazy Ants!

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Published on Jun 2, 2014

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Image credits

Earthworm
Photo by: Rob Hille
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fil...

Yellow Crazy Ant
Based on photo by: John Tann
https://www.flickr.com/photos/3103183...

Cassowary
Photo by: Flickr user thinboyfatter
https://www.flickr.com/photos/1234abc...

Wooroonooran Josephine Falls
Photo by: Wikimedia user LecomteB
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fil...

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