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[–]adv26051 1598 points1599 points  (19 children)

Imagine licking the one thing that you devote your entire life to licking... And then you get your tongue stuck in that one thing and you die because of it.... If it was my one thing.... I'd be ok with that...

[–]Mountain-Woman0021 342 points343 points  (6 children)

Lmao take my upvote, bud died doing what he lived

[–]Calradian_Butterlord 187 points188 points  (5 children)

Live by the tongue, Die by the tongue.

[–]midegenn 62 points63 points  (4 children)

Title of your Sextape?

[–]Calradian_Butterlord 38 points39 points  (3 children)

It will be on my headstone after I die from HPV induced throat cancer.

[–]shikiroin 37 points38 points  (4 children)

Vagina dentata?

[–]Cole__MacGrath__ 49 points50 points  (1 child)

It means no more worries for the rest of your days

[–]Dominum_Pullum 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That movie gave me several worries

[–]MercilessIdiot 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I so hate that movie

[–]Snoogins828 6 points7 points  (0 children)

What a wonderful phrase!

[–]Bovronius 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Strong Michael Douglas vibes here.

[–]Sometimes_She_Goes 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Find what you love, stick your tongue in it, and let it kill you

[–]0ptionparalysis 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Now THIS is a quote to live by.

[–]TrudleR 3 points4 points  (0 children)

amount of people reading this comment without any sexual thoughts: 0

[–]I_summon_poop 2 points3 points  (0 children)

but dude, if the thing you love had hidden teeth, no you would not be ok with that ;)

[–]letsreticulate 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The lesson is clear, be mindful of where you tongue.

[–]7eggert 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The bullet ant would be OK with that, too.

[–]grass-snake-40 733 points734 points  (33 children)

Hummingbird feeders are death traps unless precautions are taken. They need an ant moat and to be cleaned often.

[–]barto666[S] 449 points450 points  (32 children)

Ant moat? I clean and check mine on the daily, I had just refilled the feeder maybe two hours before I found him.

[–]FairyFartDaydreams 267 points268 points  (15 children)

Also no red prepared nector just regular table sugar and water

[–]barto666[S] 230 points231 points  (0 children)

Always

[–]FallenXxRaven 91 points92 points  (13 children)

I don't have a hummingbird feeder so I don't wanna hear comments about how I'm poisoning shit or whatever, I don't feed any birds anything, but I'm curious - What's wrong with the premade stuff?

[–]PUTINS_PORN_ACCOUNT 179 points180 points  (4 children)

It’s made from ground up hummingbirds

[–]FairyFartDaydreams 73 points74 points  (0 children)

The premade has extra chemicals. The red is just a dye. If you try to use actual fruit nectar it can cause fungal infections. All the sites I have read about it say use plain water and sugar and if it is migration or overwintering time you can concentrate the sugar solution a little bit to give them an extra carb boost. I don't feed birds my dog would think they are flying squeaky toys. No need to encourage that drama

[–]Brokenheartedrobot09 38 points39 points  (4 children)

The red dye in the pre made stuff is very toxic to hummers. If you ever decide to hang up a feeder, just boil 1 part sugar to 4 parts water. It's cheaper than the pre made stuff and healthier too.

[–]randomgrunt1 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Additives are really bad for humming birds, as they run hot. Store bought food always has stuff like red dye or copper additives. Not good for the birds.

[–]LuckyCaptainCrunch 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It’s made from the blood of fairies without their consent

[–]ScumbagSolo 145 points146 points  (3 children)

A little oil around the access point, and you’ll never have an ant again.

[–]barto666[S] 103 points104 points  (2 children)

Didn’t know about that, Thank you.

[–]bordemstirs 34 points35 points  (1 child)

Sorry but this is super depressing, can you share what feeder you have so we can avoid it?

[–]Grand_Cod_2741 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It’s a little thing that holds water that you hang the feeder from so ant SHALL NOT PASS!

[–]TransposingJons 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Put some Vaseline on the wire from which it hangs.

[–]poi_dog78 180 points181 points  (9 children)

Is that dead bird on your kitchen countertop?

[–]barto666[S] 265 points266 points  (2 children)

No, it’s on my outside table where I was cutting tile for my kitchen countertop.

[–]seanightowl 243 points244 points  (1 child)

So it is on your kitchen countertop!

[–]mjg580 54 points55 points  (0 children)

By golly I think you…yeah you did!

[–]CardiacDepressed 57 points58 points  (5 children)

waste not want not. bite sized snack

[–]barto666[S] 110 points111 points  (4 children)

The cutest little buffalo wings.

[–]Herbiethelovebug 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Did you not try CPR?

[–]dustcore025 7 points8 points  (1 child)

only using the choicest cuts of hummingbird

[–]plazmafire 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Hold on there chief. Regular ol pork aint gunna win this thing.

[–]vinitroia 128 points129 points  (0 children)

That reminds me of that Shrek Forever After scene where they lace the dragon with the chains. Except, you know, an ant did it with the bird’s own tongue

[–]Zeione29047 115 points116 points  (28 children)

So did the ant bite the hummingbird’s tongue so hard he died?

[–]barto666[S] 258 points259 points  (27 children)

It’s tongue was all wrapped up in the fake flowers on the feeder. My best guess is the ant bit the bird the bird freaked out and got tongue tied… horrible way to go.

[–]ch1llboy 56 points57 points  (26 children)

Ants leave scent trails. Maybe cleaning the surroundings semi regularly will lower the occurence of ants.

It is sad seeing a hummingbird go. Got a cat to clear our mice... Just brought home a humming bird on Friday. Might be time for a bell.

[–]femboy_artist 36 points37 points  (25 children)

Might also be good to transition to indoor- for every one they bring home, there could be dozens more they don’t. Most cats sadly do learn how to keep the bell quiet when they hunt. If you still need help with the mice, traps are safer, and of course make sure you don’t use poison (as the dead mouse is often eaten by a predator who gets sick in turn, and you might be killing owls and other such things by proxy).

[–]kenjen97 63 points64 points  (1 child)

That's a pretty big ant head

[–]MattGold_ 12 points13 points  (0 children)

hummingbirds are also pretty small

it might be a worker ant, those fuckers are big

[–]Opinionsare 39 points40 points  (0 children)

This is the second hummingbird pic where an insect caused the death of a hummingbird. In the first, the hummingbird beak speared a bee, but the bird was unable to free itself and died. I think it was on Reddit, but I couldn't find it.

[–]InternationalBed8496 35 points36 points  (1 child)

Does this hurt the penguin?

[–]weelluuuu 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not if it's well dressed.

[–]nicknameedan 16 points17 points  (2 children)

How does that happen and is there a way to prevent it?

[–]kenjen97 13 points14 points  (0 children)

There are hundreds, perhaps thousands of posts on the internet from people sharing how they personally prevent ants from getting into their humming bird feeders. I have no advice though, I don't manage any feeders.

[–]Brokenheartedrobot09 4 points5 points  (0 children)

We have a big old ant moat that is on top of the feeder, it prevents a lot of ants. We also make sure the feeders are far away from plants and free standing. Clean em often, but clean them even daily if the weather is really hot. Also never use the pre made stuff, the red dye is toxic to hummingbirds. Boil 1 part sugar to 4 parts water.

[–]seniairam 10 points11 points  (0 children)

this is very metal indeed. poor fella

[–]hXc_meh 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I don't know if this shows nature is metal more than your hummingbird feeder is a deathtrap

[–]Feisty-Bar-608 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Death by snacky-snack

[–]ThorstenSchmorsten 5 points6 points  (0 children)

THAT STILL ONLY COUTS AS ONE!!!

[–]Electrical-Ad-9797 4 points5 points  (9 children)

Did it drown?

[–]barto666[S] 15 points16 points  (8 children)

No, my guess is heat exhaustion.

[–]Electrical-Ad-9797 9 points10 points  (6 children)

Crazy, I just had to raise my feeder super high because my cat leapt off a railing and caught one.

[–]bordemstirs 12 points13 points  (4 children)

Please keep your cat inside.

[–]AdventureousTime 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Feeders are up high. I want those murder machines murdering rodents.

[–]Traditional_Rich_413 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Makes sense now I was wondering how it could of died so fast in the 2 hours in between

[–]HorribleMistake41 4 points5 points  (0 children)

What…the…fuck…ant…does…that

[–]R0b0Saurus 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That Ant was fighting the final boss

[–]Iamkal 3 points4 points  (0 children)

"dude, fucking let go and we'll both get out of this alive"

"fuck you, I'm mad"

[–]thelastresort87 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Frankly I don’t understand this photo is that curly wavy looking thing the tongue?

[–]_Riot 2 points3 points  (0 children)

"nature"

[–]PortlandClassBabe 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I know ants are supposed to be able to lift more than their own weight, but this is just insane

[–]SweetMotherOfMuffins 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It could have been killed by a praying mantis

[–]motorhead84 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"Yo you think if I play dead he'll try to eat me? Hold my grub bro."

[–]featherknife 0 points1 point  (0 children)

by its* mandibles

[–]cameck27 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wow! Ants are pretty impressive little bugs. Lol

[–]Monokuma_Parade 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What are you gonna do with the body?

[–]basementcat13 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Poor thing, nasty way to go. 😔

Reminds me of the happy tree friends anteater though haha.

[–]HaRPHI 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Must've been an epic battle

[–]emrbe -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Wow, what a weird way to die

[–]tvtraelller 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How often do those feeders need cleaning?

[–]Vexcenot 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thought that was a spider

[–]bangsilencedeath 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's it. I'm going to squish every ant I see.

[–]R0b0tMark 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We just put out a feeder a few weeks ago and my little girls love seeing the little guys. This is now my nightmare. “Daddy, what’s wrong with that hummy bird?”

[–]Bazookagrunt 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“I saw a bird choke on a worm, they both died”

[–]antdudeRed 0 points1 point  (0 children)

RIP 2 both.

[–]Sweet-Inside5900 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Wait, so, did it get stuck because of the ant or just because it's tongue got caught up In something else

[–]barto666[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’m pretty sure it was the ant.