Thursday, July 14, 2005

Three-Headed Ant Sells On eBay

Who had the time to look at ants and look close enough to see and find a 3-headed ant, let alone catching one? *head shaking*

Anyone interested in buying one?

-S


This is from the wnbc.com website.

Three-Headed Ant Sells On eBay

POSTED: 7:36 am EDT July 14, 2005
UPDATED: 11:31 am EDT July 14, 2005

NEWBURGH, N.Y. -- Want a three-headed ant? It's just another wacky item you can buy on eBay.

Christine Macri, of Newburgh, said she found the creature in her back yard this weekend. She said the three-headed bug is still alive.

The Times Herald Record of Middletown reports the starting bid for the ant on eBay is $99.

The experts are a bit dubious, however.

Philip Ward, an ant expert at the University of California Davis, suggested a reason for the three-headed appearance.

He said the bug is actually a normal ant, with the heads of two other ants attached to the antennae.

That's not stopping Macri from selling the freakish-looking creature. She's even placed the bug inside a small glass jar with tiny holes to keep it alive until a buyer comes along.