Ants feeding on a decomposing snake

Ants feeding on a decomposing snake

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Credit: DR MORLEY READ/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Ants (Ectatomma tuberculatum) scavenging a decomposing Big Ground Snake (Atractus major) in Amazonian rainforest in Ecuador. Ants are the most abundant animals in the rainforest, and their total biomass, is heavier than any other group of animals.

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Keywords: amazon, ant, biology, body, carcase, dead, eating, ectatomma, ecuador, feeding, forest, jungle, macro, nature, neotropical, rainforest, scavenger, scavenging, snake, swarm, tropical, tuberculatum, wildlife, worker, zoology

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