Monday, July 10, 2017
Do You Have Big Red Ants Where You Live?
We have more then our share here and they hurt when they sting. They fit their name, they are big for an ant and they are red in color. I haven't looked it up so I don't know if that is the proper name but I can say I have never heard anyone in south Texas call them any thing but Big Red Ants. These are the ants that Horny Toads eat. I also don't know how they could eat them without the ants stinging the inside of their mouth. The Horny Toads have pretty much disappeared but we do hear of one seen here and there at times. The Big Red ants are still up and running strong. John has several of these ant beds in his yard and my neighbor has one in his yard and the ants take a short cut across my driveway. Friday we were trying to get rid of them because they hurt and their beds make ugly round spaces in the yard where the grass doesn't grow. After I came inside I felt something stinging on my neck. I mashed what I thought was an ant. My neck hurt a lot for about an hour then I kind of forgot about it. Saturday morning there was a very big knot on my neck, as the week-end progressed several smaller knots appeared and they itched terribly. By Monday morning I was thinking the sting was infected so I made an appointment with my primary doctor. He said I have Shingles. Ummm he has always been a good doctor and I'm sure he has seen many cases of Shingles but---- I'm confused but he said there is a timeline for taking the medicine for that so I'm taking it and crème for the itching in case it is an ant sting. Humm, what do you think?