Sunday, July 16, 2017

A Jungle Ant Trail

While walking in the desert or jungle, it is a good idea to watch where you put your feet. High in the jungle near the Arenal Volcano (Volcán Arenal), we happened upon this endless line of ants on the trail. It appears if you look closely, that the trail is semi-permanent because it has been smoothed out and there are barricades along the edges of the trail. Seeing this kind of phenomena reminds me of the short story called, "Leinigen Versus the Ants." The short story was adapted into a full-length movie starring Charlton Heston called "The Naked Jungle." These stories are fiction. The line of ants was not dangerous, but we did not try to stop them from racing across the jungle floor.

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