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Man Survives Australian Outback By Eating Ants

Six days after going missing, a Perth man was discovered in West Australia's Goldfields region Tuesday.

By Katie Link | October 13, 2015

Sixty-two-year-old Reginald Foggerdy has been found alive after spending six days lost in the Outback.

The Perth man disappeared while on a hunt in West Australia's Goldfields region. Tuesday morning, trackers discovered him lying beneath a tree and barely hanging on. (Video via Perth Now)

Authorities told The West Australian, "He was extremely dehydrated, a bit delusional, but we've administered first aid and rehydrated him, and it's pleasing to say he is now sitting up and talking."

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His sister told the BBC, "It's been too long, he won't cope, he hasn't had water, he won't be able to do it, and then I went to bed last night and said to myself, 'I don't know what it is, but I had this feeling they're going to find him today.'" (Video via BBC)

Well, she was right. A man spotted his footprints and alerted police who sent a team of specialized trackers to find him. Turns out his trick for survival: eating live black ants. 

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