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AZWhitefeather
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PostSubject: Massive Ant Mounds   Massive Ant Mounds Icon_minitimeFri Jul 30, 2010 10:43 pm

I was so excited yesterday afternoon when we had a rainstorm that lasted most of the night.
Unfortunately along with it brought a gazillion ants digging their way to the top from the underground.

There were several very large mounds in the yard this morning.

There was a in depth discussion on PT last year about ants and it was the opinion of some that ants only attack pigeons that are dying. This couldn't be farther from the truth. Massive Ant Mounds 559177
Not only will they attack ill, injured and/or confined pigeons, they can and do attack those that are healthy that happen to come upon a colony of them.

I went out to get a couple pictures and even using the zoom so I wouldn't have to get too close to the mounds. my feet were literally engulfed with ants within seconds.

Pigeons walking in yards can come upon them without even knowing it and would be overcome with them in a heartbeat.

If you see any mounds in your yard or anywhere where pigeon might mingle, please, for the safety of the pigeons, get rid of them.

Here are a couple of the mounds I found this morning.

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PostSubject: Re: Massive Ant Mounds   Massive Ant Mounds Icon_minitimeSun Aug 01, 2010 10:40 am

EEEWWWWWWWW! That would creep me out. You're right though, in that they could really do injury to a bird. If I had anything like that close to the loft, it would have to go. Hope you didn't get bitten. And yes, I remember that thread you referred to.
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PostSubject: Re: Massive Ant Mounds   Massive Ant Mounds Icon_minitimeSun Aug 01, 2010 11:30 am


Thanks so much Cindy for posting this warning. Shock

Many don't realize what ants can do when there are so many. Massive Ant Mounds 279675
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PostSubject: Re: Massive Ant Mounds   Massive Ant Mounds Icon_minitimeSun Aug 01, 2010 2:38 pm

NiteOwl wrote:
EEEWWWWWWWW! That would creep me out.

* You're right though, in that they could really do injury to a bird.

If I had anything like that close to the loft, it would have to go.

** Hope you didn't get bitten.

*** And yes, I remember that thread you referred to.

* As fast as they were on me, I truly believe they could overpower a pigeon so quickly they would have no chance of escaping them. Very sad

** I did. In fact that's how I knew they were on me.

*** Every time I see an ant I think of that disussion, and I get so angry. Seeing red/mad

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PostSubject: Re: Massive Ant Mounds   Massive Ant Mounds Icon_minitimeSun Aug 01, 2010 3:09 pm

Fancyfeathers wrote:
NiteOwl wrote:
EEEWWWWWWWW! That would creep me out.

* You're right though, in that they could really do injury to a bird.

If I had anything like that close to the loft, it would have to go.

** Hope you didn't get bitten.

*** And yes, I remember that thread you referred to.

* As fast as they were on me, I truly believe they could overpower a pigeon so quickly they would have no chance of escaping them. Very sad

** I did. In fact that's how I knew they were on me.

*** Every time I see an ant I think of that disussion, and I get so angry. Seeing red/mad


So do I. If you remember, I was at the time too. I can't stand the thought of a poor little pigeon, especially a handicapped one who can't do anything to defend himself, being in the kind of situation. So very sad....................



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