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How I stuck my 'hand' in a fire ant mound for television and glory

How I stuck my 'hand' in a fire ant mound for television and glory

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Anyway, the film got made, and it premiered on a Sunday night just after a James Bond movie. The Nielsen ratings were respectable, and at least one aspect of my performance caught the eye of other producers: my prosthetic left arm has gone on to mayhem and gore in a series of other natural-history films. Meanwhile, I am waiting by the phone for another chance at television immortality, and I am keeping my options as a print journalist open.

By Richard Conniff

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Richard Conniff

Richard Conniff, a Smithsonian contributor since 1982, is the author of seven books about human and animal behavior.

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