Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Ants! Ants!

The first-grade classrooms at Brown were invaded by ants overnight. The entire perimeter of Ms. L's room, across the adjoining doorway and down along the wall out the door of the next classroom, fire ants marched in an unbroken line. It caused a bit of a stir, but after a while the kids got used to it. Some district employees came by to put ant bait out.

When I got home, I moved Dog's doghouse for the first time in months and months, only to find that underneath it was a nest of ants more populous than I have ever seen. They swarmed over the doghouse when I tipped it (and it's a big doghouse), swarmed around the dead patch where it had been, and swarmed across the lawn in the millions. It was an immense pile of ants. Gee, no wonder she never went in the doghouse.

I for one welcome our new, etc.

1 comment:

Churlita said...

They had roaches at my daughter's preschool and they had all the kids call them "beetles". Ants would be worse though.