'Zombie ants' may sound like the title of an Ed Wood movie, but, according to National Geographic, they are quite real.
Oddly, there's nothing very zombie-like about the actual ants. It's only when a particular fungus takes over the ant's brain that things get weird.'
I am certain they are using these ants somehow!!! This is a picture of the "Fire Ant Mounds of Austin County!" I battle these little monsters everyday! When I was working in my garden yesterday, I picked up a piece of lumber I was going to use, and before I could blink... they swarmed my hand and bit me 5 or 6 times. These mounds can get 3-4 feet high and that big around! Of course this has been all tongue in cheek, but it is really a workable theory... maybe... It's better than that "drinking the kool-aide" thing I have heard so much!