Flesh Ripping Ants?

Flesh Ripping Ants?


– I’m Coyote Peterson. Recently, I ran into a
species of ant with a bite so powerful, it’s capable of
breaking through human skin. If you don’t believe
me? Watch this. One (phew) Two, three Ouch (grunts) Ah. Ah! Yep, that might break it
through the skin there. Oh, like little razor blades. Ah! Yeah, he’s popping
holes into my finger. Ahhh! Oh, yeah, that hurts. He’s got me good right there. Ahhhhhh! Oww! Look he’s
banged his head in my finger. Argh! Ah! Ahhh! Ah ah ah Ooh! Yikes! Yeah, that hurt. (panicky wilderness music) – [Voiceover] All
right, Coyote, yikes. That leaf-cutter ant. That was something, but what
people at home might not know, is that was actually
not the first time you were bitten by
that ant, was it? – No, no it was not. Now when we arrived
at Costa Rico, we were told by all the locals
that when you’re out there looking for creatures,
whatever you do, make sure to avoid
leaf-cutter ants. I said to myself,
leaf-cutter ants? I didn’t even know you
had leaf-cutter ants. Do they bite? Sting? They
said, “No, no, no, no. They don’t sting.
They only bite. The bite is so powerful, it
can break through human skin.” Knowing me, first
thing I think is, “I gotta see if this
is really true.” So as we’re out there
walking through rain forests, we finally came across
a track of leaf-cutters. Found some workers,
found some soldiers. Mark said, “Okay,
here’s the ants. Let’s catch one, and
let’s do the scene.” So I picked up an
ant. You guys ready? – [Mark] I’m ready. Wait, wait. Where are you
gonna let him bite you? – Right there in
the crux of my hand. Hold up my hand like
this, put it right there, and let it start chomping,
and it’s chomping, and it’s chomping, but
it’s not breaking skin. Even with all that
power and that pinch… Ouch! That really, really hurts. I don’t think he’s gonna
be able to break skin. We’re thinking, okay.
It’s just a myth. Leaf-cutter ants can’t really
cut through human skin. Ah, there we go. – How’s that feel?
– [Coyote] Wow! Ah! Feels good to have
it off of my hand. Well, there ya go. Finally. An ant challenge where I’m
walking away mostly unscathed. Well, as we’re heading
back to our base camp, we come upon the nest. All right, well we
have found the nest. Watch your feet. Look at how many of
these monster-sized leaf-cutters are coming out. They are sending out
the troops right now. What you didn’t see
is me wandering into
the nest at first. Me, I’m like, holy cow,
these ants are everywhere. And just for fun, I
pick up another ant, put it on my finger, and boom! Immediately, it cuts
through the skin. Those things are monster! Ow! Ooh, yeah.
Ow! Bite me there. Oh, geez! Ah! Ah! Ah! That one definitely popped
right through the skin. Look at that. Holy cow. Fortunately, you’re
looking at it here. This is me holding up my finger, and you can see all
the blood running down. Now you didn’t see
this in the episode because we weren’t
ready to actually shoot the scene a second time. I didn’t think he was
gonna bite me that hard. The one that we were working
with through the scene didn’t. Break skin. Ah, an angry one is definitely
capable of breaking skin. What should we do? Should
we shoot that again? – [Mark] Think we have to. – Like right here. – [Mark] Yeah. Sigh. – Hehe. So, like a good director, Mark
says, “Cut, cut, cut, cut. Back to one. We gotta
shoot this scene again.” Now at this point,
I’m pretty nervous, because I’m thinking
to myself, oh, boy. That ant just massacred my
finger in one single chomp. Now he want to actually
put an ant on my finger, and let it do its thing. So, what you did see
is Mark, Mario, and I heading back into the nest, and this is where all the
ants were swarming out. Mark’s getting bitten.
Mario’s getting bitten. And finally, I get a
large, angry soldier. Come back into the
scene, sit down, put up my finger, and
place the ant right there, and it was painful. Now, I did last more
than 60 seconds, and I had to last
more than 60 seconds so that we could
get all the shots. Shooting these episodes
is pretty tough because there’s
multiple cameras going, and we have to make sure
we get the cool shots so that you guys can
enjoy the episode. In total, I was really chomped
by this leaf-cutter ant for probably about two
and a half minutes. Now that also includes,
once the video camera stopped rolling, and we
get out the still cameras to get that cool shot, you know
that’s the screen grab there on the YouTube video of
me like this, “Ahhhhhhh!” of an ant on my finger. A lot of pain to go through
just to get that single frame, but it was totally worth it because ultimately we
proved a myth to be true. The leaf-cutter ant is capable of chomping through human skin. I’m Coyote Peterson. Be brave. Stay wild. We’ll see ya next week. – Whoa whoa whoa. What
about the million subs? – Oh, yes! Sorry. I get so excited
about those ants. Coyota pack, we have made it to a million subscribers
on YouTube. How cool is that? ♪ Oh, yes ♪ Oh, yes ♪ Oh, yes ♪ Yes, yes, yes ♪ Now, on behalf of
myself and the entire B rave Wilderness team, I
just want to take a moment to thank each and
every one of you out there who’s
watching all our shows. We couldn’t do this without you. It’s you guys that keep
us out here in the field making these awesome adventures, and getting ya up
close with animals, whether it’s Breaking
Trail, Dragon Tails, Coyote’s Backyard
or a new series that’s about to come out
this summer, Beyond the Tide. Stay tuned for that. We couldn’t do it without
each and every one of you. So from the bottom of my heart, thank you for being
such an awesome member of the Coyote Pack. All right. That’s it for me. We’ll see you guys next week. If you enjoyed this
behind-the-scenes look, make sure to go back and
watch the full ant attack, and don’t forget, subscribe
to join me and the crew on this season of
“Breaking Trail.” Oww! Ahh! (loud rumble) (coyote howling)

CRAZY ANT BITE!

CRAZY ANT BITE!


(deep dramatic music) – I’m Coyote Peterson. Those are leafcutter ants. And they bite,
really really hard. (sighs with exasperation) Here we go again. (pained yelling) Yeah, he’s popping
holes into my finger. OW! (rhythmic jungle music) (lion roars) Costa Rica is an outdoor
adventurer’s playground. And if you venture to
the Southwestern edge, you will find yourself
exploring the dense rainforest of the Osa Peninsula. A truly primitive paradise, that is home to one of the
most impressive creatures I have ever encountered. What you’re looking at here, this barren runway
that cuts right through the heart of the rainforest. It may look like a game trail, but believe it or not, this
was made by leafcutter ants. And as soon as the sun gets
a little higher in the sky, and the forest warms up, this is going to be swarming with those industrious
little insects. Leafcutter ants are
famous for being one of the most complex societies
in the animal kingdom. Building nests that are
over 100 feet across, and which can contain over
eight million individuals. What do these millions of
ants do all day, you wonder? Well, as their name
suggests, they cut leaves. Wow, look at that! At one point, this
was a complete leaf. And you can see where the
ants have intricately cut out little sections to
take back to the nest. Alright, well let’s keep
following the trails, and see if we can find
some of these ants. The trails can run for miles through the rainforest. And if you follow the ants
who are carrying the leaves, eventually you’ll be
led back to the nest. Not a place you’d ever
want to find yourself. Unless, of course, you were me. And you were looking
to challenge one of
the angry soldiers. Okay, so, we have
now located the nest. Wander back into there, and I will literally
be under attack. I have rolled up my pant
legs, as you can see. – [Voiceover] Great
look by the way – Yeah, no, this is
my classy jungle look. Alright, I’m gonna go get
myself an angry soldier. You guys ready? I have to do this quick. Alright, here we go, good? – [Voiceover] Yep. – Entering the zone surrounding
a nest of leafcutter ants is incredibly dangerous. And in a matter of
seconds, we were swarmed. Alright, I’m looking
for a huge one. We are under attack right now. Careful, yeah they get on you. Don’t let yourself get bit. – [Voiceover] Oh man, they’re
right out of this hole. – [Coyote] Alright,
I’m gonna grab one. – [Voiceover] Right
here, look at this. They’re just jumping
out of the hole. – [Coyote] Oh gosh, there’s
a huge one right there. Look at the size of that one. Got it, holy cow, ow! A little one bite me. – [Voiceover] Oh, I got
them crawling up my leg. Okay time to get out – [Coyote] Get out. Out out out. Abort abort. (pained grunts) – [Voiceover] Hang
on, oh jeeze, oh man. Ow, oh my gosh, they’re huge
and they’re all over me. – [Coyote] Good? – [Voiceover] Yeah, dude,
they swarmed me bad. Jeeze they come at you so fast. – [Coyote] Oh wait hang
on, you’ve got a huge one on the back of your leg. Yup, even Mark took some
bites to make this episode. Whoa, that is a big
soldier ant right there. This species of ant only
bites, it does not sting. Which is good news for me, so my hands aren’t going
to end up like they did after the fire ants. Now, size to body weight ratio, this is one of the strongest
animals on the planet. Now, I’m told that these
mandibles are so powerful, they can cut through skin. I know you guys are curious as to just how powerful
those mandibles are. So what I’m gonna do today, is get chomped by
the leafcutter ant. If threatened, a soldier
will attack any invader. No matter how big or small,
with incredible force. Using sheer like
mandibles, they will bite and tear the victim apart. Showing absolutely no mercy. I don’t really mind
getting bitten by things, it’s stings that
are usually worse. But, uh, I’m looking at those
mandibles, and I’m thinking This guy’s probably
gonna break skin. For my own safety, and
the safety of the crew, We have chosen to perform this
experiment with a single ant. This scene is
incredibly graphic, never attempt what
you’re about to witness under any circumstances. Get ready, there will be blood. Alright, I’m Coyote Peterson, and I’m about to
enter the strike zone, with the leafcutter ant. Here we go, ready? One. Two. Three. Ahh! (pained gasps) Yup, definitely breaking
through the skin there. Oh there’s like
little razor blades. I have an incredibly
high pain tolerance, so my goal was to
last 60 seconds, under the onslaught of bites. Can you see that? He’s popping holes
into my finger. Ow! These ants are intelligent, so
by moving from spot to spot, the ant was testing the
weakness of my flesh. Oh yeah, that hurts. He’s got me good right there. His mandibles cut through me, like a hot knife
slicing warm butter. And boy did it hurt. (grunts in pain) Oh man that hurts! Yup, definitely just
cut through the skin! Turn away if you are squeamish, this part is pretty crazy. Those little mandibles
are razor sharp. It is really tough to
just keep my hand still. And you can see the blood
is now starting to pour out. I could feel each
layer of skin cutting as the ant began to bury
it’s head into my finger. Ow, he’s burying his
head into my finger! The seconds seemed to
draw out like minutes, as beads of sweat
poured down my face. (pained grunts) Finally the ant decided I
wasn’t going to give in, and as it removed it’s mandibles
from the hole in my finger the challenge was
decidedly over. I had lasted over sixty seconds, in the jaws of a leaf cutter. Okay, I gotta take him off. – [Voiceover] Ooh, ew. – Gross. And my blood is already
starting to coagulate. But look at that. Holy cow, that is one
powerful little insect. My finger is
throbbing right now. And in my quest to find
the most powerful ant bite, and sting, I would
have to say that the leafcutter ant,
without question, is capable of slicing
through human skin. And on the ant power scale, I’m gonna rank this little
insect, as an eight. I can’t even imagine how bad
the bullet ant is gonna be. I’m Coyote Peterson. Be brave, stay wild. We’ll see ya on
the next adventure. Whoa that hurts! Like all ants, the leafcutter
only attacks if threatened. And I’m sure you were thinking, “Coyote, are you taking these
ant challenges too far?” “Look at your finger, it
looks like a horror film.” To be honest, I had
no idea a single ant could do this much damage. (slow pained groans) So the moral of the story is, if you’re ever in Costa Rica, pay attention to
your surroundings. He’s popping holes
into my finger. Because the last place
you want to find yourself, is in a swarm of angry soldiers. If you thought this ant
challenge was extreme, make sure and go back and watch my painful encounter with
a mound of fire ants. And don’t forget, subscribe to join me and the
crew on this season of, Breaking Trail. (rumble) (birds chirping)

BITTEN by a GIANT WATER BUG!

BITTEN by a GIANT WATER BUG!


– [Mark] All right, Coyote,
time to face your fears. – Argh. OK, here we go. I’m Coyote Peterson, and I’m about to be
bitten by the toe biter on my big toe. One, two. (screams in pain) (dramatic music) I got it! It’s a big turtle. Every time I leap from a kayak, find myself submerged
beneath the swampy surface, I am absolutely terrified. Not because I’m afraid of
the giant reptilian predator that I have likely
grabbed ahold of. No, no, snapping turtles
don’t scare me at all. What scares me is the
alien looking creature that may be hiding in the
tangles of pond plants that is infamously
known as the toe biter. You guys know what
that is, right? That’s my old arch
nemesis, the toe biter. Scientifically they are
known as the giant water bug, a nightmarish creature that
we have briefly featured in the past, one of the animals that I
have continuously expressed an honest fear of. Nobody in their right
mind would do this. I’d get bitten by
an alligator any day as compared to being
stung by this thing. With their alien
like appearance, grappling hook like arms, and massive rostrum
that can inflict an incredibly painful bite, trust me when I say, this is not something
you want to bump into when mucking around
in the swamps. Yet leave it up
to the Coyote Pack to request over and over again that I show the world
just how painful that bite really is, and in turn, how
to treat that bite if you are ever so
unfortunate to take one. These water dwelling insects can be found worldwide, and with just my luck, they happen to be very
common in Costa Rica. So the crew and
I headed out into the darkness of night when they are actively hunting, to see if we could
find one, a big one that sure enough would certainly give me a bite to remember. All right, I am looking
for a giant water bug, also known as a toe biter, and I’m pretty sure I saw one right on the other
side of that log. It’s right on the other
side of those plants now. What I’m gonna try to do is
actually go out on this log. You see this fallen log? That should get me right
in the perfect position. I don’t wanna disturb
the environment. I’m gonna use this net
to try to scoop it up. (dramatic music) Got it, got it! Wow, it’s big. Hold on, I’m coming
right towards you. – [Mark] Careful,
careful, careful. – Hold on, I’m
losing my balance. Ugh. There it is. Oh, it’s getting out of the net. Get in there, get in
there, get in there. That is a monster water bug. Look at the size of that thing. My goodness. Hold on, let me get
it out of the net. You guys got lights, lights? – [Mark] Yep. – Ew. Oh! Look at that creature. An alien from another planet. My hand is shaking. This giant water bug, also known as the toe biter. I’m not doing this
scene in the dark, guys. We’re waiting ’til
tomorrow morning. And yes, I’m going
to let my big toe be bitten by the toe biter. Ew, look at that. My goodness, it’s a beast. They can fly, they can swim, and their bite is one
of the most painful in the insect kingdom. Not a sting, guys, it is a bite. All right, I’m putting
it in the container. You ready? Just keep the lid on it. Trust me, you
don’t want this one getting in to your boot. Warning, the bite from a
giant water bug is non lethal, however, it is
excruciatingly painful. Never attempt to recreate
the following scene. (dramatic music) There it is, the little shop
of horrors itself, the giant water bug, also known as the toe biter. Now, let me tell you
guys a little story about when Coyote Peterson
was eight years old. I was out in the swamp,
searching for snapping turtles, wearing nothing other
than shorts and a t-shirt, wading through,
hoping to come across a giant reptile, when all of a sudden
I felt a piercing pain in my thigh. I immediately screamed,
reached my hand up my shorts, and what do I pull out? A giant water bug. I had never seen one of
these creatures before. I immediately started crying, not only from the pain, but because I was
absolutely terrified at the sight of this thing. I hobbled myself back to shore, got myself home, told
my mom what happened, and we looked it up
in a field guide. She called the doctor, and lo and behold,
they assured me I would be OK. It is not going to kill you. All I needed to do was
put ice on the bite, and relax for about
an hour and a half. And finally the pain
ended up going away. And ever since that day, this is the one insect that
I’ve truly been afraid of. Now before we get to the bite, let’s take a look at
this insect’s anatomy. Now, this is a true bug. It may look like a
beetle or a cockroach, but it is in fact
its own variety. There are around 60 species
of water bugs worldwide. In the United
States, there are 20. Now this one here,
the giant water bug, is very common here in
Central and South America. And this is about maximum size. The largest they get is
around four inches in length. And I would say that one is
about three and a half inches. An absolute monster. Now it’s interesting,
you can see it kind of skittering around inside
the container here, as soon as I move it, but you see that position
that it’s putting itself in, where it’s sticking its
rear up through the water. Look at that little snorkel
looking device there. That is actually
how it’s breathing. They breathe from
their back ends. – [Mark] It breathes
out its butt. – Yeah, it’s like a little
butt snorkel, right? (Mark laughs) So it’s keeping itself
positioned like that. And this is also
the same position in which they hunt. I’ll tell you what’s most
intimidating about this creature are those front arms. Let me turn it just a
little bit like that. Now, like all insects,
they have six legs. And these front two are modified with those hooks on the front. They use those to latch onto and grapple in their food. – [Mark] Am I seeing the
snorkel go in and out? – Yep, the snorkel does. It goes in and out. You can see its kind of, thrust its abdomen up
into the air there. That’s allowing it to breathe so it can just float
like a dead leaf, just like that, all day long, waiting for, let’s say, tadpoles need to come to
the surface to breathe, frogs need to come
to the surface, a fish could just swim by, and if it swims right
up towards that face, what they will do is reach
out with those forearms, and they have two
hooks right on the end. They’ll grapple on and
pull it towards their face. Right on the face there is
what’s called a rostrum, which is like a
little hooked beak. Now it is inside of a sheath, so as soon as they
catch something, it comes out of that sheath, and it injects a
incredibly potent saliva. Now the enzymes in that
saliva will actually paralyze the victim, and it kinda eek,
they’re stuck in place. So imagine that
you’re a tadpole, and then as that saliva
works it way into the system, it actually breaks apart
the victim’s insides. And then they drink it up just like a milkshake. How horrific is that? – [Mark] Is that what it’s
going to do to your toe? – Well, it’s not gonna
do that to my toe because I’m not gonna
let it hold on that long, but what it is going
to do is latch on, and then (whip sound)
wap me with that rostrum. And just a little
bit of that saliva getting into my system is going to be
unbelievably painful. This will probably be worse than any of the insect
stings I’ve taken. Remember guys, this
is not a sting, this is a bite. Very different. – [Mark] So is it venom? – It’s not technically venom,
but it works like venom in that the enzymes and
peptides in the saliva are modified, and break down
the insides of the victim. Now you may be asking yourself, well, something like this, does it have any predators? Well, certainly. A bird could eat it. A large snapping
turtle could eat it. But they are
incredibly camouflaged. Let me turn it like this. Take a look at its back, there. It looks just like a leaf. Here, I will just pick this
leaf up off the ground, hold that next to the container. Now if you were mucking
around in a little pond, like we have here behind
us where we caught it, and you just saw
it sitting there, just like that, completely
still, floating, you would have no idea
that that was an insect and not a leaf. Pretty incredible, huh? Now another name
for this insect is the electric light bug. That’s because in places, especially like Florida, where you have those
large halogen lamps, they will be drawn
in by the hundreds. And often times
people just think that they’re flying roaches. And if you go near one,
and you pick it up, you stand the chance
of being bitten. So if you see a bunch of bugs fluttering around a light, and they’re about
the size of a leaf, just admire them from
a safe distance, guys, because it’s a bite that
you’re never going to forget. – [Mark] So, to be clear, not just in the water,
these things fly. – [Coyote] Yes. Not just terrors
beneath the surface, but also terrors in the air. – [Mark] Didn’t we find
on in the parking lot once in Florida? – We did, yeah. It was actually
inside of my boot, believe it or not. Yeah, I think I actually
took a photo of it, and posted it on Instagram. Yep, now what’s interesting
is that this is a male. You know how I know that? The males carry
eggs on their backs. And I can see that
this one has a few eggs still hanging onto it. Now, this is one of
those rare species that you have the male
taking care of the young, making sure that
they are protected until they can form into larva, and then swim off on their own. – [Mark] They’re
quite strong, right? They’re like little Popeye, or– – They are super strong. Actually, you want
me to take it out of the little container here so you guys get
some better shots. I’m gonna gently reach
right down in there and pick it up. You ready? – [Mark] Here you go with
your little maneuver here. (dramatic music) – I’m gonna set it
down on the table, and pick it up
right from its back. Eeeee! See how they scurry like that? Oh, it’s unbelievably powerful. Let me turn it
like that for you. Look at the underside. Actually, you know what? Let me grab that leaf again ’cause now we can see it better that it’s out of the water. Oh, it’s so strong. So look at the underside
as compared to a leaf. Underside of the leaf, underside of the water bug. Almost identical, right? – [Mark] It’s really hard
to spot in the water. – Yeah. Here, look at the eyes. I’ll tilt it forward
a little bit. They actually have
really good eye sight. And those eyes reflect red if you shine a flashlight
into the water. That’s how you can identify
one of these insects. It’s trying to get me. It’s so angry right now. And you can see
on the back here, it has a joint that
allows it to move its head forward and backward. That’s how they can
drive that rostrum into their pray. – [Mark] You know, they do say
there’s a fine line between bravery and stupidity. Where does this fall? – This falls into
the complete realm of insanity, (Mark
laughs) I would say. Um, ugh, I still
remember the day that I was bitten by one. I mean, it’s incredibly painful. I mean, you guys
are gonna see me in unbelievable agony
here relatively soon. I’ve climbed the insect
sting pain index. And when it comes
to facing my fears of the two creepiest
crawlies in the bug world, bugs as a generalization, the giant water bug and the giant desert centipede are the two things
that just absolutely make my skin crawl. – [Mark] So in a
way this is not only going to be educational
and enlightening for all of us watching, but for yourself, this
is a way to move past any of those fears left
over from your childhood. – Yeah. This is for me, a true
moment of insane bravery. Insane bravery. (Mark laughs) Yeah. Oh, my poor toe. – [Mark] Give it one more look. – Oh man, this is craziness. Absolute craziness. OK. Oh man, I don’t know if I
can go through with this. (laughs nervously) – [Mark] You could just
like accidentally drop it, and you could scurry
back into the water. – Yeah maybe I throw
it up in the air, and it flies away. – [Mark] Yep. (dramatic music) – GoPro rolling. Water bug out of the container without being bitten. (dramatic music) Whoa, it is so strong. – [Mark] Good grip? – Good grip, good grip. (dramatic music) – [Mark] What do you say? Time to face your fear. – Are we ready? – [Mark] We’re ready. – Ugh! OK, here we go. I’m Coyote Peterson, and I’m about to be
bitten by the toe biter on my big toe. Here we go. One, two, three. (screaming in pain) Get it back in the container! (screaming in pain) Oh, it is just as
bad as I remember. (moans in pain) (screams in pain) Oh, that is worse than a sting. (moans in pain) (pants in pain) – [Mark] Dude, you are bleeding. (Coyote screams in pain) – I hope you guys got that shot. – [Mark] We got it. (Coyote moans in pain) – [Mark] I think
you got it too, man. Your toe is messed up. (Coyote moans in pain) – This guys, this is
worse than a sting. (moaning in pain) Let me put my foot
up here on the table. Oh sorry guys, I knocked the
whole thing of water over. It almost got away. – [Mark] Here, I got it. – OK, look at my toe. Now, the rostrum
went deep enough in, right at the tip there, to draw blood. And I also was just squeezing
it as much as I could, trying to get the saliva out. And there wasn’t a lot
of saliva that went in, but man, did it just
scream in pain immediately. Ah, my foot is throbbing. Ow, ow, this is like, ow. This is like dropping
a brick on your toe. Argh! I can’t move my toe. Ergh! (moans in pain) Wow. Oh gosh, that really hurts. That’s really bad. That’s really,
that’s really bad. Ow! – [Mark] Does it still hurt? – Oh man, it walloped me. I could feel that rostrum
go, whoosh, into my toe. Deep enough to draw blood. – [Mark] Wow. – A lot thicker and engaged than like the stinger of a bullet ant or a wasp. Man. Uh, hold on, let me go
walk around for a second. Oh man, my toe is throbbing. Man, it still hurts, but not
as much as the initial impact. – [Mark] Do you think
you got a full bite? – Yeah, I mean, it went in deep
enough to pierce skin. OK. OK. (moans in pain) Sorry guys, I’m trying
to stay composed here. Ow, my foot is throbbing. Oh man, my foot is
starting to itch. That is definitely one
way to face your fears. And the giant water bug
has terrified my dreams since I was a little kid. I spent a lot of time
out in the swamps, catching snapping turtles, and every time I jumped in, I’d wonder, is
this the next time that I’m gotten be
bitten by a toe biter? Man, that was just as
bad as I remember it. I’m sweating bullets right now. My foot is throbbing. I think we’re gonna
need to perform a little first aid on my toe. I gotta make sure
this is cleaned up. Obviously, I got mud and
stuff all over myself at this point, but. If you guys come across a
giant water bug in the wild, don’t try to pick it up. The bite is bad. If you’re bitten on your toe, maybe the bite is worse
than anywhere else. I don’t know. It is extremely painful. (breathing deeply) It’s really bad. It is worse than any sting I think that I’ve taken. – [Mark] It’s a
different kind of pain? – It’s a different
kind of pain, yeah. It’s like, man. I don’t think a lot of the
saliva got into my toe, but it is throbbing right now. It just feels like I
wanna take a rubber band and cut off the
circulation to my toe so I stop feeling it. OK, I’m gonna try to
give you an outro here. All right, guys, well, part one of facing my
fears, being bitten by the giant water bug, also known as the toe biter, has officially happened. Next up I’m going
to be bitten by the giant desert centipede, which is rumored to have the most painful bite in
the creepy crawler kingdom. I don’t know how I’m
gonna possibly go through with what that is, but stay tuned, guys. There is one bite left to come. I’m Coyote Peterson. Be brave, stay wild. We’ll see you on
the next adventure. Oh man, this is really bad. – [Mark] Hold on, I’ve
got a first aid kit. – [Coyote] Since
childhood, I have feared the giant water bug
and its infamous bite. And I know you are wondering, was it truly as bad
as I remembered? Yes, yes it was. And there is
absolutely no chance I will ever be intentionally
bitten by one of these alien looking
insects ever again. When it comes to
bites and stings, it’s important to note that
there is a very big difference between the two, and often times it is the bites, especially the venomous ones, that hurt the worst. In the case of the
giant water bug, not only is the puncture
from the rostrum powerful enough to draw blood, but the digestive enzymes
that also enter the wound literally feel as if they
are melting your cells. (moans in pain) If you are an avid
wetlands explorer, and want to avoid being
bitten by a giant water bug, simply remember this advice. Always wear long durable pants
when wading in the water, and whatever you do, make sure that a good pair
of boots protects your feet. This way your toes
will never experience the painful bite of a toe biter. If you thought taking a bite
from the giant water bug looked painful,
make sure to go back and watch the episode
where I was chomped by a snapping turtle. Yeah, that one hurt. And don’t forget, subscribe so you can join me and the crew on this season of
Breaking Trail. (screams in pain) He missed the wood!