Opportunism is a Bitch

We have two hummingbird feeders. The flying menaces have only recently noticed the window-mounted one on the back door. Alas, so have the ants.

Mr. Kat initially decided not to use the “ant moat” that came with the window-mounted feeder on the assumption that the ants wouldn’t have any reason to find it in the first place. But, he was wrong. This morning, I saw a large scout ant noodling its way up the sliding glass doors until it came near the feeder. I nipped outside and flicked him off, hoping he would be too confused to tell his buddies back in Ant Central about the yumminess to be found on our back window. Then I installed the ant moat, just in case, and filled it with water.

An hour later I looked at the window and discovered three ants. They were stuck to the glass by a combination of dried sugar water and spider web. Apparently one of the local arachnids figured this was a great location for a franchise of Spiders R Us, but whether it was aiming for the “tourists” or hoping for larger game is uncertain. Either way, it looks like there will be Sweet Ant Glacé for dinner in Arachnidia tonight!


About Kat Richardson

Writer, editor, eccentric pain in the tail, bestselling author of the Greywalker novels.
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