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Have you ever been bitten by fire ants?

It must be awful if they keep biting you and biting you and you can't get away.

Posted - June 8

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  • 23068
    I've not.

    Yes, I agree --  sounds awful.
      June 8, 2024 6:09 PM MDT
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  • 44340
    Yes...in Charleston, SC. 1977
      June 8, 2024 8:17 PM MDT
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  • 7477
    Ouch!
      June 8, 2024 11:26 PM MDT
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  • 2910
    Funny, that's where I got bitten.  I stepped out of the car and before I knew it, they were around my ankles.  Fortunately, I was able to get them off fairly quickly, but some of them got me.
      June 9, 2024 9:21 AM MDT
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  • 10076
    I have, but just single bites, not a swarm of them. A single bite is quite painful, so I can't imagine having  hundreds at once. I turned out to be deathly allergic. My body swelled up like a balloon and I went into anaphylaxis. When I heard the ER doctor running toward me, I knew I was in trouble. Obviously, it all turned out well, but I have a healthy respect for biting/stinging insects.
      June 8, 2024 8:21 PM MDT
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  • 7477
    Sounds like you had a really bad time, glad you made it through that.
      June 8, 2024 11:28 PM MDT
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  • 23068
    I got scared just reading your answer.
    I'm glad you made it through, too.
      June 9, 2024 1:04 PM MDT
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  • 1924
    Ya frankly you're right like a bumblebee bite.
      June 11, 2024 10:26 AM MDT
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  • 17470
    All southerners have been, I suspect. 
      June 9, 2024 11:26 AM MDT
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  • 7477
    I would try to get rescued by someone who cares. 
      June 9, 2024 12:50 PM MDT
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  • 44340
    Good luck finding someone who cares.
      June 9, 2024 7:40 PM MDT
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  • 7477
    Action follows caring!
      June 10, 2024 3:20 PM MDT
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  • 17470
    I can't imagine how this is a response to my comment, but....
      June 10, 2024 9:45 AM MDT
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  • 7477
    Perhaps it's secret message to the Starship Enterprise..."beam me up Scotty," that sort of thing, someone trying to flee from the gigantic, awful wildlife on their planet.   You just never know..now do you.  This post was edited by . at June 11, 2024 10:25 AM MDT
      June 10, 2024 1:32 PM MDT
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  • 16334
    I live several thousand miles further south than you, and I never have been. BULL ants, on the other hand ...
      June 10, 2024 9:17 PM MDT
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  • 32944
    No, but I have by those little black ants.  They don't really hurt but they ich more than a mosquito bite. 

    They like to make their nests under my concrete items (it is cooler I guess) and there are thousands of them. They get me when I weed eat. 

      June 9, 2024 5:37 PM MDT
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  • 7477
    Don't recall ever having had an ant bite, but I can imagine it would be uncomfortable. 
      June 9, 2024 6:14 PM MDT
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