Friday, July 23, 2010

Friday photo

Anthill, Little Shell Lake, Superior National Forest. July 2010.

Yep, that's an anthill. My estimate was that it was around 18 feet long, plus a small disconnected suburb at the far end that was itself over a foot in diameter. I have no idea how many ants would live in a thing like this, but it's like the Shanghai or Mumbai of anthills. No, it's more than that - it's like the entire eastern seaboard. Boston to Atlanta.

I spent some time trying to think up a way to trick my brother into unknowingly sleeping on it, but the fact that we shared a tent just seem to sabotage all my schemes. If only I were cleverer.