Missing hunter eats ants to survive 6 days without water in Australian Outback
PERTH, Australia — Police say a 62-year-old recreational hunter lost in a hot and arid region of the Australian Outback survived without water for six days by eating ants.
Police Superintendent Andy Greatwood says Reg Foggerdy left a car driven by his brother late Wednesday in pursuit of a camel in the Great Victoria Desert in Western Australia state.
Police trackers found the former miner sitting under a tree on Tuesday morning 15 kilometres (9 miles) from where he became lost.
Greatwood says Foggerdy spent the last two days sitting under a tree eating black ants.
He says Foggerdy “was extremely dehydrated, disoriented and basically delusional.”
Foggerdy was airlifted by the Royal Flying Doctor Service for hospital treatment.