Monday, 20 June 2011

Antics



I accidently disturbed an ant's nest beneath a slate.


They immediately fell to rectifying the damage
by implementing their emergency drill,
carrying the exposed pupae to safety underground.
It was so methodical and swift.
Most of the ants were porters
although some of them did seem to be scurrying
rather frenziedly to and fro,
metaphorically clutching their heads and exclaiming,

4 comments:

  1. Seem to remember trying ants' eggs once as a 'delicacy' in a restaurant in Mexico. Well, you have to try ... but don't tear your hair out because they don't stock them in Waitrose!

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  2. I disturbed an ant's nest in my compost bin today. My first thought was that I'd accidently chucked leftover rice into the compost.

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  3. I love to watch ants......

    Great little clip to go with this post.

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  4. You have to admire them, don't you. Great clip too!

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