I learned this the hard way... I had three goslings. Their parents were great to them, they were free range. I lost two of them to ants. They both died the same way... the soldier ant latched on to their legs, and about five minutes later they died. I think there is another post like this from another lady in NM. Let me elaborate on the type of ant that killed them (to serve as a warning). They are black and red ants... not the kind that build the mounds, the other ones of the same size that do not make mounds. Fire ants are also dangerous because they seem to have a more poisonous bite, though I haven't lost anything to them. anyone else have anything like this happen/ how common is this?