They come after young, defenseless livestock wildlife. They attack in droves and dehabilitate small animals with their toxic sting. Then they feed on their young prey.

This could be the opening scene of a horror movie, but it's not. It's the story of the Red Imported Fire Ant, and it's a problem Texans face everyday.

Fire ants came to the United States from South America. They entered the country through Mobile, Ala. in the 1930s.

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