Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Ant Attack

Last night, these not so friendly (now-dead) ants decided to invade our front porch.
Paul discovered them when he went out to put his bicycle in the storage shed after dark. He didn't turn the porch light on, so unfortunately he stepped right into the swarm. He felt the stinging pain in his foot, realized what was happening, and quickly got out of the way. Thankfully, he was wearing flip-flops or else he might have had many more painful bites!

In Swahili, these nasty little guys are called sungusungu (biting ants). As I search the internet, they appear to be a species of army ant. Don't quote me on this, though. I'm definitely not a scientist!

One thing I do know, though. We'll be much more careful to turn on the porch light if we go outside again after dark!

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