Lost hunter lived on ants in Out­back

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A HUNTER lost in a hot and arid re­gion of the Aus­tralian Out­back sur­vived with­out wa­ter for six days – by eat­ing ANTS.

Reg Fog­gerdy, 62, left a car driven by his brother in pur­suit of a wild camel in the Great Vic­to­ria Desert in Western Aus­tralia.

Cops track­ers found the for­mer miner sit­ting un­der a tree on six days later – just nine miles from where he be­came lost.

A po­lice spokesman said Reg ( above) had spent the last two days sit­ting un­der a tree eat­ing black ants.

He added: “He was ex­tremely de­hy­drated, dis­ori­ented and ba­si­cally delu­sional”.

Reg was air­lifted by the Royal Fly­ing Doc­tor Ser­vice for hos­pi­tal treat­ment.

The broth­ers had been driv­ing back to their camp 110 miles east of the near­est town, Laver­ton, when Reg went miss­ing wear­ing only a T-shirt, shorts, a cap and flip flops.

The cop spokesman added: “it was a mir­a­cle Reg sur­vived as long as he did” in tem­per­a­tures reach­ing 37C.

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