Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Red Ant Den
Lower right corner is a red ant den or red ant bed as some call it. This is a small one compared to some. The grass is killed in a very large circle. These ants are well known in this county. I remember them when I was young. If I got a sting it made me feel feverish and sick. I can take several fire ant stings to one red ant sting. When John first leased the ranch he tried his best to kill them out. He carried poison on the truck and put it around the bed when he ran across one. One of the landlady's daughters didn't like for him to do that as horned toads eat red ants and there were lots of horned toads on the place. The red ants are still there but we thought the horned toads were all gone until we saw two young ones at different times at different places. John always thought they might sting the cattle but he did stop putting out the poison. Hopefully the horned toads are slowly coming back .