MIAMI (CBSMiami) – One danger evacuees and first responders are dealing with along with the flooding in Houston is fireants. Islands of fire ants!READ MORE: South Florida Star MMA Fighter Jorge Masvidal Delivers Father’s Day Gifts To 30 Fans
CBS News correspondent Omar Villafranca tweeted a photo from Houston as the ants formed a protective island in the high water.
— Omar Villafranca (@OmarVillafranca) August 27, 2017READ MORE: Royal Caribbean’s Freedom Of The Seas Leaves PortMiami For First Simulated Sailing
The image has been retweeted more than 5,000 times.
According to Orkin.com, fire ants can exist in colonies of up to 250,000 workers and will sting intruders repeatedly. Fire ants feed on animal or vegetable sources of food according to the web site.MORE NEWS: Fort Lauderdale PD Confirms Driver Accidentally Hit Wilton Manors Pride Parade Participants
No reports yet of anyone getting bitten by fire ants.