mound of dirt at the foot of this cypress tree
is an ant hill. It's not the biggest that I've
ever seen, but this hill is large enough to kill
an unwary cow, should she stumble into it. Fire
ants are quite ferocious, and can inflict painful,
scarring bites that will kill a person with an
allergic reaction to them. Actually, if enough
of them get you, allergies don't matter.
course, the best thing is to watch your step and
not get into an anthill, but most of us have been
caught at one time or another. When this happens,
it is socially acceptable to tear off all your clothes
and run screaming for the nearest deep water. Even
the fear of alligators is not enough to deter a person
with his pants full of fire ants.