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October 15, 2001
I watched the food chain in action. My cat, Declan, caught a grasshopper. He didn't completely devour it. Left the half-eaten carcass on the porch. I thought about sweeping it away. Within minutes a swarm of ants attacked.

They carried it like a pharaoh.

Thousands of tiny ants, with the might of Atlas, lifted the giant grasshopper. I’m not sure exactly where. I guess the same place where the nocturnal animal was searching. Sometime in the middle of the night, the unknown beast pawed his way into my lawn. Digging up divots in search of what. Ants? Worms? Grasshopper carcass?