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)

STUNG by a BULLET ANT!

STUNG by a BULLET ANT!


(slow instrumental music) – We have caught a bullet ant, and we have it in
the glass capsule, and right now Mark is filming
the final macro shots. And I am two, yes,
two minutes away from being stung by the
insect that supposedly has the most painful sting
in the insect kingdom. I think I’m gonna be fine, but ooo, guys, the heart
rate is goin’ today. This is it. (bold instrumental music) One…
(heavy breathing) Two… (heavy breathing)
Three. (grunting)
Ahhh! Ooo! It’s stuck in my arm! It’s stuck in my arm! Ahhh! (upbeat world music) (slow world music) Hidden within the darkness
of the Costa Rican rainforest a legend exists beneath
the ancient canopy. Indigenous people
refer to it as bala, which means bullet. It is rumored that just a
single sting from this animal is so excruciating that it feels as if one has been
shot with a gun. They say this creature is
not only to be avoided, but feared by all
who hear it’s name. Bala. (whispers) Bala. Over the course of the past year I have taken on the
challenge of being stung by some of the planets
most notorious insects. It all began with
harvester ants. A common species in the
southwestern United States, that hails as having
the most toxic insect venom in the world. I took around 60 stings, and walked away
mostly unscathed. They’re all over my
hands now, look at that! Ahh! (grunting) Ahh, there’s one on my neck! Next, I buried my hands
into a nest of fire ants. The pain was like
sticking your hands into a burning ring of fire. Ahh! Ow, ow, ow! The after math? One of my biggest regrets, as my hands were
swollen for a month, and permanently scarred
even till this day. One would think I
had gone far enough, and then we came
upon the velvet ant. Famous for having the
longest stinger in the world, it sent me into agonizing
pain for nearly 30 minutes. Ahh! (grunting) (heavy breathing) Okay, let me get back here! – [Cameraman] You alright? What are you feeling? – Gooo! (heavy breathing) Oh wow! My next challenge was
the tarantula hawk, which is ranked as the
second most painful sting in the insect kingdom. Here we go. (pacing instrumental music) Ahhh! Ahhh! (heavy breathing) – [Cameraman] You alright?
– Ahhh! The pain was so intense
that it put me on the ground with my arm in a
state of paralysis for nearly five minutes. Ahhh! I can’t move my arm! I was ascending the
sting pain index, and I could see the
peak of the mountain. It looked down at me
with black beady eyes, an alien looking creature
amongst all other animals, and a name that cast fear
into the hearts of men. But before I could
go flesh to stinger, first we needed to
find a bullet ant. Today is bullet
ant challenge day. I’m actually pretty
excited about this. As long as we could
find a bullet ant, I’m gonna get stung by one. So, guys keep your eyes peeled, these little ants
can be anywhere. Well, I guess they
aren’t really little. They’re probably about this big. So, let’s head down here
into the rainforest, and see if we could find one. – [Cameraman] Alright. – Believe it or not, bullet
ants are incredibly common on the Caribbean
side of Costa Rica. And setting the
stage for a sting was only going to
take a single one. It seems simple, however, finding them can be
quite the challenge, especially when dealing
with some of the most difficult filming conditions
we have ever faced. Oh boy, that is the disorienting
thing about the rainforest, everything looks the same no
matter what direction you turn. Mario! (man shouting in the distance) Yeah, alright, found him, ha! Got nervous there for a second. Let’s keep going. For days we scoured the jungle, traversed rushing rivers, fought torrential rainfall, and sloshed through what seemed
like a endless maze of mud. The goal was to find a creature
no longer than a needle, in a haystack that literally
spanned thousands of acres. It seems as if all was lost. Then finally, after
several days of searching, the sun came out and
fate took its course. I just saw an ant
up on the tree here. Come up really slow, this might be a nest. – [Mario] You think
you got a nest? – I mean, the ground
looks the same as it has in most of the jungle, but there is a hole here, I definitely saw a large ant
moving up on the side of that but before I just
storm up there. – [Mario] You just see
one or you see a few? – I saw one ant, one ant, but this looks like
there’s a hole right there. – [Mario] Where? – [Coyote] You see that, this
looks like it could be a nest. – [Cameraman] I
don’t see the hole. Keep pointing to it. Oh, I just saw it. – [Coyote] There’s one
coming out right there. – [Mario] I see it coming out. – He’s definitely right there. Let me see if I can
get him on the stick. There we go, there we go. – [Mario] You got him? – Ooo, it’s going
right towards my hand. That is a bullet ant
right there, hold on. I’m just gonna put
it in the container. Ooo! Ah! Oh! – [Mario] Mark, watch out. I think there is… – [Mark] I got one on me? – [Mario] I think so, man. I think they’re swarming. – We have definitely
found a bullet ant nest, there’s no question about it. I was in there trying
to get a single ant, and they started swarming out. Okay, this just went
from slightly dangerous to extremely dangerous
because there was one crawled up on my hand
and I just got startled, and I flicked it off of me. I need to go back to
get the container, we need to get an ant. (weary instrumental music) Alright, come on,
get on the stick. – [Mario] Got one. – [Coyote] My hand’s
shaking, I got one. Nope, it came off. (weary instrumental music) I got one, I got one. Back up, back up, back up. It’s goin’ right
towards my hand! Oh boy, it’s attacking
the tip of the stick. I’m gonna put it down
right here on the dirt! Ah! Alright, I’m gonna
get it in this cup. Got it! – [Mario] It walked right in! – Ha-Ha! Whoo! (laughs) Holy cow! Oh my gosh! Hold on wait, check your
legs, check your legs. – [Mario] See anything on me? – [Mark] No, you’re good. – Oh my gosh! (heavy breathing) If I was that nervous
just to catch the ant, I can’t imagine how
nervous I’m going to be to actually be stung by it. Awe, this is wild. Alright, let’s take the ant
down here into a flatter area, get the scene under control. It’s time to go through with
the bullet ant challenge. – [Mario] Let’s do it. – Whoo! Yes! Got our ant! (leery instrumental music) Guys, I don’t know, I
don’t know, I don’t know. We have caught a bullet ant, and we have it in
the glass capsule, and right now Mark is filming
the final macro shots, and I am two, yes,
two minutes away from being stung by the
insect that’s supposedly has that most painful sting
in the insect kingdom. Actually seeing the
bullet ant face to face, coyote pack, it is
unbelievably intimidating. I have a feeling
that it is going to be unbelievably painful, but I am ready. (deep breath)
This is it. We are here. This is Costa Rica, and
that ladies and gentlemen, dare I say it, is one
monster sized bullet ant. Alright, before
we get into this, let’s just go over
some basic safety. For everybody out
there watching, we have taken all the
proper medical precautions. What we have right here
is an epinephrin pen in case my body reacts
negatively to the venom. Now, I will note that
there are no reported cases of humans dying from the
sting of a bullet ant. – [Mark] Alright Coyote,
so what’s the game plan? What are you thinkin’ here? How are we gonna get you
stung by the bullet ant? – Yeah, how are we gonna get
me stung by the bullet ant? I love the that question Mark, I appreciate that. Okay, well this one is very
similar to the velvet ant. This is gonna go
down one of two ways. The first thing
that we’re gonna try is I’m gonna lift up
the glass capsule, and then we’re gonna
place it there. If it doesn’t sting me like that then I will use the forceps where I will pick it
up by it’s thorax, and just like the tarantula
hawk induce a sting. One way or another, there is no question about
it ladies and gentlemen, today I am going to be
stung by a bullet ant. – [Mark] Alright, it’s time. – GoPro rolling? We are rolling. Alright, now what I’m gonna do
is tip up the glass capsule, and then place the ant
down onto my forearm. Here we go. Mark, your shot good? – [Mark] Are you
sure about this? – Yep, no turning back now. Mario, ready? – [Mario] Ready. – [Mark] Let’s do it. – Here we go, ant on my skin. One… Two… This is it, no turning back. Three. (heavy breathing) Ant is on my forearm. Look at that. Okay, it’s just trying to
climb out of the glass. I don’t know if it’s realized
it’s actually on my arm. It is looking a
little bit agitated. I can feel the little legs
grabbin’ onto my skin, and right now it is just trying
to get out of the capsule. It’s thinking, “Okay,
something’s new.” They can probably sense
the heat of my skin, and also the smell of my skin. These ants can pick up
different pheromones. We’ll let it go a
few seconds longer. (heavy breathing) And I think similar
to the velvet ant that this ant is
gonna need to be held with forceps to induce a sting. Okay, I’m going to tip
the glass capsule back up, and get the ant under control. Are you ready? – [Mark] Yep. – One, two, control. Here we go. – [Mark] Whoo-hoo, awe man! – Dah! – [Mark] You alright? – I got the GoPro. – [Mark] Tell me what’s going
through your head right now. What was that like? – I’m lightheaded,
I’m lightheaded. Oh, the nerves that
that takes guys. When the ants were
coming out of the nest they were very very angry, and I think at this point
the ant has calmed down, and it’s just thinking, “Can I get out of
this glass capsule?” And I was not bitten,
I was not stung. So, what I’m gonna do
now is use the forceps to pick up the ant,
place it onto my forearm, and I’m going to take a sting. Here we go, are you ready? – [Mark] I’m ready. – GoPro is rolling. Okay, I am literally
at the summit of the insect sting pain index. So, what I’m gonna do
now is remove the glass. (heavy breathing) Ant is live, okay. It is out and active. I am going to now pick
it up with the forceps. Got it. (heavy breathing)
There we go. That right there is a perfect
hold right on the thorax, and wow, look at that, the
stinger is already flying. Does that give you
enough space there Mark to be able to see the stinger
as it goes into my arm? – [Mark] Yes sir. – We’ve got clear
visibility on the abdomen. Here we go. I’m going to move the little
wooden base out of the way. The glass capsule is
right here in frame. Forearm on the table. I’m Coyote Peterson, and I’m about to take on
the bullet ant challenge. Are you ready? – [Mark] Let’s do it. – One… (deep breath) Two… Oh my gosh, this is it. Three… Dah! Oh! Oh, it’s tuck in my arm! It’s stuck in my arm! Ooo! Gosh! The stingers
stuck in my arm look at that! Ooo! Okay, it’s off, it’s off! Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! Ooo! – [Mark] You alright? – Oh my God, it is really bad! Oh my gosh, I think it has
the tarantula hawk topped! (bold instrumental music) Gooo! – [Mark] You alright man? – Yep! Ho! Did you see that? The stinger was stuck into my
forearm right into the vein! There is the sting
insertion point right there. Oh my gosh! It is like, rrr, it’s hot! Oh, I can feel the venom
already right in my forearm! (heavy breathing) Ahh! (grunting) It is! It’s number one! Ahh! (heavy breathing) Oh my gosh! Oh, it’s burning more! It’s getting worse! Hold on, hold on, hold on! Ahh! Ahh!
(heavy breathing) Ah, my whole arm is
getting really tight. (heavy breathing) Oh my gosh, Mark, put
your arm out here! Just tell them, feel my forearm! – [Mark] Wow. – It is like rock hard, I think it’s spasming
up the muscle. Now, the toxin that
comes out of the sting of a bullet ant is
a poneratoxin toxin, which can cause
you to hallucinate, so I don’t know how much venom
actually went into my arm. All I know is that the
stinger was in my forearm for a considerable
amount of time. Ahhh! (grunting) Oh my gosh! Owe, oh! Dude, I think my neck is
having a muscle spasm too. My whole muscle structure
is like pounded right now. Ahh! What is that? Okay, that’s not good,
let’s keep an eye on that. My neck is like stiffening up. My entire arm feels like it’s
having a spasm right now. (heavy breathing) Okay. – [Mark] Is it getting
better or worse? – No, it’s worse, it’s
coming in waves of pain now. Oh my gosh! It is, hold on, I am
super light headed, like super light headed.
(heavy breathing) – [Mark] Do you need some water? – [Mario] You’re getting flush,
your face is turning red. And you’re getting
puffy under your eye. (heavy breathing) – I’m sweating
bullets right now. Bullets, bullets of sweat
from the bullet ant. Okay, I’m gonna try
to stay composed. We’re gonna have to cut
the scene pretty quickly. I’m in a lot of pain right now. Okay, at the moment, I am experiencing hot
radiating waves of pain. It feels as if someone has
stabbed me with a hot poker, and I can actually feel
the venom, it’s throbbing, it’s very similar to the
bite of the gila monster. When I was bitten by the gila
monster it was intense pain, and then it would reside, and then it would
return with a vengeance. This is…
(heavy breathing) At this point, the tarantula
hawk was already done hurting. This is gettin’ worse,
this is gettin’ worse. I don’t know if I’m gonna be
able to take this for 24 hours. (laughing) It pumped me full of venom. This is gonna be bad. It’s one thing to get tagged, and you know, to be,
“Ahh! I got stung!” It’s another thing to be like, I’m just hoping you
got that shot Mark where it was literally
latched on and stinging me. Ooo, I am sweating
bullets right now. It is humid, but
my body’s on fire. It’s been about 20
minutes since the sting, and look at my arm. It feels like it is on fire
about up to my shoulder, extremely painful
right in that region, it’s red, it is swollen, but I feel composed enough to
give you guys a proper outro. Now, they say that this pain
is gonna last for 24 hours, and my goodness, if it does,
I’m in for one wild day. But I think it goes
without question that the bullet ant
sting is the most painful that I have faced thus far on
the insect sting pain index. However, as some
of you may know, there are whispers
that there is possibly a more painful sting out there. The warrior wasp may challenge
the bullet ant’s claim at the peak of the
insect sting pain index. Am I gonna be willing to
take on that challenge, stay tuned, we’ll find out. I’m Coyote Peterson,
be brave, stay wild! We’ll see you on
the next adventure! Whoo! What a day! As we returned this legendary
creature back to its colony, the insect was immediately
greeted by the other ants. Like a soldier who had
returned from a great battle, and who would perhaps
share its tale of the giant human it had
defeated with a single sting. And as I watched this
fearless gladiator disappear into the darkness, from my perspective I too felt
as if I had defeated a giant. A giant ladder I challenge
my self to climb, and we’ve all come to know as
the insect sting pain index. I am proud to say I made it, and when it comes to
the most painful sting in the insect kingdom, so far, it definitely belongs
to the bullet ant. It has been a long 24 hours. Now, they say that the bullet
ant is the 24 hour ant. My arm is still sore today. Guys, looks at my arm. I think the venom actually
scarred the skin right there. I don’t know if you
can see it on my face, I’m exhausted, barely
slept at all last night because my arm was
just pulsating. I could feel these hot waves
of pain going though it. I guess we’ll see where
it’s at in 48 hours. It’s still stinging now. Legends are born from
the stories we are told, and as they are passed down
from generation to generation they often times
become so grandiose they are nearly
impossible to believe. But when it comes to
the legend of bala, trust me when I say
the tales are true. If you thought the bullet
ant sting was intense, make sure to check
out the aftermath, and the steps I took
to immediately reduce
the searing pain. And don’t forget subscribe, so you can join me and the crew on this season of
Breaking Trail. (bold world music)
(birds chirping)