Return to sender! Eerie moment package appears to WALK away from doorstep by itself… before recipient realises it’s been picked up by ANTS
- Sped-up video shows the letter mysteriously meandering towards a flower bed
- Homeowner in St Louis, Missouri, realized that it was picked up by ants
- It is unclear why the ants wanted the package, but it may have contained sugar
A homeowner got a fright when their mail mysteriously started walking off their patio, before realizing it had been picked up by an army of ants.
A sped-up video shows the package twisting and turning as if moved by an invisible hand as it navigates across a few foot of paving to a nearby flowerbed.
The creepy moment was caught on camera in St Louis, Missouri, on July 9.
The letter was filmed mysteriously moving across a patio in St Louis, Missouri
The video begins with the package left on a patio in a residential neighborhood.
It then starts moving towards a flower bed in motions so slow that they would have been almost invisible to anyone watching.
It is unclear why the ants showed an interest in the package, but it may have contained sugar which is favored by the industrious insects.
Ants are very strong, according to scientists, and able to lift objects between ten and 50 times their own body weight.
But the homeowner quickly realised it was being carried by ants. It is unclear why the insects were interested in the package, but it may have had sugar inside, an ant favourite!
The homeowner said: ‘I left a package out to be picked up and noticed it had been moved.
‘I reviewed the footage and found little thieves trying to make off with my mail!’