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by Andy TowleJuly 17, 2012 | 1:56pm
July 17, 2012 at 2:03 pm
usually bugs gross me out but that was kind of cute in a way
July 17, 2012 at 2:07 pm
Wow. Seeing the world on a whole different scale always amazes me.
Thanks for that.
Dr. C says
July 17, 2012 at 2:26 pm
That was wonderful!!! Thanks for the smile… ,
July 17, 2012 at 2:28 pm
That is super cool!
Disgusted American says
July 17, 2012 at 2:35 pm
I know they dont hurt ya – but they give me the creeps
well most bugs do that to me
Jeff In Boston says
July 17, 2012 at 2:39 pm
OMG, you can actually SEE the gratitude on the dragonfly’s face! I cried and cried and cried. This video gives me hope for humanity. Dragonflies are people, too! Dragonfly rights now! I suspect next we will have PETA targeting Orkin for the unconscionable ant and termite genocide over the years. Gimme a break. It’s a bug. Nothing more. Go volunteer at a no-kill shelter and do some good for animals who deserve a second chance.
July 17, 2012 at 2:43 pm
Sorry, I was rooting for the ants.
July 17, 2012 at 2:48 pm
Next time make a video of the same dragonfly taking a sh*t LOL
Hollywood, CA says
July 17, 2012 at 2:53 pm
That was really awesome… Thanks!
July 17, 2012 at 2:56 pm
I actually think it is very sweet that someone took the time to save and feed this dragonfly. Sure, it’s not a dog or cat, but viewing acts of kindness like this so refreshing. It’ really quite nice to see.
July 17, 2012 at 3:02 pm
That’s great until you look at it from the ants point of view…being fed into that grinding maw while still alive!!!!
Anastasia Beaverhausen says
July 17, 2012 at 3:50 pm
That’s the circle of life, ant lovers. Dragonflies eat pests and ants are pests.
Now, about those nails….
Wolf Sawyer says
July 17, 2012 at 3:53 pm
Aaaaawwwww, its so cuuuute x3
July 17, 2012 at 4:07 pm
It looks like a lot of work.
July 17, 2012 at 4:23 pm
now imagine that with a 2ft wingspan – yikes
July 17, 2012 at 6:27 pm
It’s all about helping those who can’t help themselves.
July 17, 2012 at 6:28 pm
Amazing photography and yeah the bug was kind of cute.
July 17, 2012 at 6:49 pm
Ewww, gross!…those white fingernails!
July 17, 2012 at 11:06 pm
The dragonfly actually looked happy to be fed.
July 18, 2012 at 3:30 am
As an entomologist, this gladdens my heart (even though the comments incorrectly identify the Dragonfly (Oodonata) as a Bug (Hemiptera)
July 18, 2012 at 8:51 am
Nice but…dragonflies are not designed to eat ants. Ants can only be eaten by specific species that can handle the formic acid. Sure, he was eating, but since they’re not a natural prey, that may not go as planned. It could make him sick. Or kill him. Catch small flies with a net, pull their wings off and feed those. Just about anything but ants would be better for him.
July 18, 2012 at 10:20 am
Dragonflies are great as when you live in the Canadian Prairie provinces they will follow you because they know mosquitos will try to attack you. Thanks for saving this one and posting this video! It looked very grateful and almost “domesticated” LOL.
July 18, 2012 at 7:43 pm
@NED I Googled “what do dragonflies eat” and this paragraph was inside the top link:
“Adult dragonflies eat just about anything that is edible and can be caught. They are a treasure for humanity because they keep mosquito populations under strict control by feasting on them when they are in abundance. Similarly, they also feed on ants, termites, butterflies, gnats, bees and other insects and tend to hunt in groups when large colonies of ants or termites are spotted.”
Also, an entomologist posted right above you and he made no such mention that dragonflies do not eat ants.
What this girl did was great. I hope the dragonfly was able to heal and fly again.
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