Lost hunter lived on ants in Outback
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.