Watching the flowerpot races with Arkle the fire ant


With apologies to Cyndi Lauper and her hit song “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” I must pose the question, “Do ants just want to have fun?”

The targets of my speculation are the big mean ants capable of rendering a fiery bite. They attack like a Lilliputian army equipped with acid-dipped spears. Under siege from them, a human can only cry piteously for Bactine, Band-Aids and a kindly mom bearing a consoling Fudgsicle.

Maybe fire-inflicting ants are just antisocial and rather hotly resen...

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