Flood waters spark warning of fire ants

It may look like a mound of dirt. Or floating debris on top of the water. But if you look closer, it’s actually a mound with thousands of aggressive and venomous fire ants. Since Hurricane Ian brought record-breaking rain and flooding to many parts of Central Florida the, what appears to be, ‘life boats’ made of thousands of fire ants are popping up all over the area. (We’re not the only ones trying to survive the rising flood waters.) The unique sight is getting a lot of attention on social media. People posting photos and videos in flooded neighborhoods and waterways, showing groups of ants banding together to survive the rising waters. Lets face it, it’s kind of cool.