Ants: The Clean Up Crew

Many species of ants are scavengers. They pick up what others leave behind.

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Take this chip, for example.

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Someone had spilled some chips on the ground. Those ants are doing a terrific job of cleaning up the mess.

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This is a kibble of dog food someone had tossed out at a highway rest stop.

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Ants also clean up dead animals.

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Here's a dead cricket that fell on the sidewalk.

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It won't be long before it is processed and hidden away underground.

Imagine what our world would look like if these creatures didn't clean up for us.

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