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Do anteaters bite people?Asked by Trey (age5)

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castlseqween700

Asked by castlseqween700 at 5:59 PM on Jun. 27, 2008 in Pets

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  • I don't think ant eaters have actual mouths. They suck ants through their nostrils I think.
    Queentdi

    Answer by Queentdi at 6:05 PM on Jun. 27, 2008

  • that is a really good question
    leah2113

    Answer by leah2113 at 10:58 PM on Jun. 27, 2008

  • Hello Trey,
    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.
    MaryAlice
    MaryAlice1971

    Answer by MaryAlice1971 at 12:36 AM on Jul. 6, 2008

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