Combatting the nasty fire ant

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Clip from Totally Wild  |  Season 23  |  Episode 164  |  ELEVEN  |  August 2, 2016

Alex talks with dog handler Jordan Christison, who trains dogs to sniff out fire ants so they can be eradicated. Just two terrible things about this creature are that they have no predators and proliferate like mad. The nasty insects inflict a terrible sting in their bite. The dogs are trained specifically to sniff out fire ant odour, so a sterilisation of the queen can be effected. These superkeen canines are rewarded with play constantly so it's a winwin all round! They are also taken round t

Alex talks with dog handler Jordan Christison, who trains dogs to sniff out fire ants so they can be eradicated. Just two terrible things about this creature are that they have no predators and proliferate like mad. The nasty insects inflict a terrible sting in their bite. The dogs are trained specifically to sniff out fire ant odour, so a sterilisation of the queen can be effected. These superkeen canines are rewarded with play constantly so it's a winwin all round! They are also taken round t

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