Go to the Ant

Buried deep into the forest of the Highland State Recreation area is one of the most remarkable cities I’ve ever seen. A half-hour down the trail my eyes caught site of an ant mount nearly 8 feet in diameter and 3 feet tall. This is the home to nearly 2 million Allegany mound ants. I didn’t stop to count them. I’m relying on estimates provided by people who have and lived to write about it. These ants are known to be very aggressive biters should you happen to plunge your bare arm into their mound or mistakenly lay out your beach towel for a repose on their hill. I don’t recommend it. Mound ants are carnivores making their meal of other insects. They scour the trees and the forest floor for

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