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Posted: October 07, 2015

WATCH: Fire ants form giant living rafts to survive South Carolina floods


By Melissa Gotleib

Have you ever seen anything like it?

Fire ants are clinging together to form life rafts in Dorchester County, South Carolina, after severe flooding. To stick together, they use their jaws, claws and adhesive on their legs.

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The goal is to make it to dry land and rebuild. However, they need to watch out for predators and soap, according to Live Science. Since the ants rely on surface tension, soap will lower that tension, causing the ants to sink.

Talk about teamwork!

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