fire ants should be DIS-imported

A November Walk, Part II: When Walkies Turn Dangerous

We have to be careful on today’s walk.  There has been a lot of rain recently, and the local pond has responded in the usual fashion, creeping out of its banks and drooling over the sidewalk.

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There is quite a little current as it flows over the curb into the storm drain.

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It looks pretty deep up there, Sigyn.  I would take off my cloak and lay it down for you to walk upon, in the approved manner of chivalrous heroes in any age, but Pfft!  Magic is easier!  There, safely on the other side!

What is that sandy mound up ahead?  Curious:  these insects seem to be in the process of constructing a dwelling of some sort.

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(poke, poke, poke)

I suspect I have made a tactical error.

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Run, Sigyn, save yourself!  I shall smite this mound into oblivion and I don’t want you in the blast zone…

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