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Hunter survives week lost in the wilderness without food and water by eating ants

By Mason White 5:57 PM October 14, 2015
Reginald Foggerdy being found alive 

By: Chan Yuan
(Scroll down for video) A hunter is lucky to be alive after getting lost in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Australia for a week.

62-year-old Reginald Foggerdy was found on Tuesday morning by the Tactical Response Group.

The group had been looking for the hunter for six days.

Foggerdy had been on a hunting trip when he left the camp he shared with his brother on Wednesday. The alarm was raised by family members on Thursday morning, sparking a land and air search.

Foggerdy was found 9 miles from the campsite. He was very dehydrated and a little delirious. After receiving some treatment, he was able to talk to his rescuers.

Foggerdy said that for several days he lied under a tree and ate black ants. He did not drink water for seven days. Foggerdy also said that he had been hunting a camel when he got lost.

Foggerdy was taken to the Kalgoorlie hospital, where he is being treated for dehydration.