I stumbled upon this dry & dusty death scene some weeks ago when the summer temperatures were at their peak.
The death of the small lizard Podarcis sicula, provided a great feeding opportunity for the Lasius niger ants.
They are bringing the meat in small pieces down in the underground colony.
This is a video - centered post ... so now, after these few introductory shots - is time to watch the video I assembled today from the material I filmed on that occasion, some weeks ago. :) Although the subject isn't very attractive or pretty to look at, I wish you a good view.
Ants dismantling the small carcass of the Podarcis sicula lizard. Filmed along the Adriatic coastline in Croatia.
And that's all ...
... this short post about life & death on the hot summer day is over.
As always in these posts on HIVE, all the photographs and video materials are my work ...