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1207_1053 Ant attacks earthworm

More drama from my garden: a little red ant has discovered an earthworm and is trying to pull it from the ground. The worm, of course, is resisting. After a while a second ant came along to help, but the worm was clinging tenaciously and they had no luck. I was rooting for the worm, because worms are good for gardens. I shot this with the Nikon 105mm VR macro and a 1.7x teleconverter, hand held, lying in the grass at the edge of my bean rows. What you see is full frame top to bottom, with the left side cropped to create a square image.

 

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Taken on July 28, 2012