Surviving Australian desert by eating ants

A police tracker comforting Mr Reg Foggerdy, 62, who disappeared on Oct 7 while heading on a hunting trip to the Shooter's Shack camp near Laverton in the West Australian goldfields, some 950km north-east of Perth. Mr Foggerdy survived for six days i
A police tracker comforting Mr Reg Foggerdy, 62, who disappeared on Oct 7 while heading on a hunting trip to the Shooter's Shack camp near Laverton in the West Australian goldfields, some 950km north-east of Perth. Mr Foggerdy survived for six days in the remote desert in searing heat and without water by eating black ants, police said.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

A police tracker comforting Mr Reg Foggerdy, 62, who disappeared on Oct 7 while heading on a hunting trip to the Shooter's Shack camp near Laverton in the West Australian goldfields, some 950km north-east of Perth. Mr Foggerdy survived for six days in the remote desert in searing heat and without water by eating black ants, police said.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 14, 2015, with the headline 'Surviving Australian desert by eating ants'. Print Edition | Subscribe