Anteaters do not have teeth , so technically they could not bite a person. It is possible that one could lick you with it's sticky tongue (used to pick up ants), but that wouldn't harm you. The only 'danger' from an anteater might come from it's claws, which are long and used to dig through sand and dirt to get at those tasty ants. Hope this answers your question...and it was indeed a very good question.
at 12:36 AM on Jul. 6, 2008