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Ant crossing

“Why are they called ‘fire ants’?” Brenna wonders. We’ve come upon an army crossing the trail. These aren’t fire ants but they got the kids thinking.


“Because it burns like fire when they bite you,” Hunter answers as if it’s something any idiot should know.


Brenna is quick to contest the answer since it came from Hunter. “Burning doesn’t hurt that much.”


“You’ve never been burned,” Hunter retorts. Brenna offers examples of hot pans she’s touched. “That’s not really getting burned,” Hunter interrupts.


And so it goes, back and forth until we tell them both to shut up.

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Taken on April 22, 2017