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Ant Buster!

Friday, 20 Jan 12 Snow -2°C / 28°F

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Looking outside this morning, it’s hard to envisage that it will only be a few months until my resident aphid-farming ant population is in full production. I wrote last year of having tried everything (bar mega-toxins) to control it and wondering whether it would be both legal and possible to acquire an anteater…or two.

Having stumbled across this earlier though, I wouldn’t mind an aardvark either. And is it just me, or does the baby look like a real-life Clanger (probably only UK Folians – of a certain age – will know what on earth I’m yammering on about!:D)?

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  • seeingreen

    seeingreen wrote:

    Definitely a baby clanger Louise – I can almost hear the chorus of piping whistles from the admiring (clanger) relatives! What a great way that would be to control ants – love one in my garden.

    Posted on 20 Jan 12 (over 2 years ago)

  • LouiseM

    LouiseM wrote:

    Glad someone got the “clanger” reference. I had quite forgotten the whistling noises though, seeingreen. Thanks for the memories! Yes, it’s all coming back to me now… and how could I have overlooked the “Soup Dragon”? My chances of getting a real-life clanger are remote but I now have a “Plan B”. I’m hoping someone will knit me one !

    Posted on 20 Jan 12 (over 2 years ago)

  • Orenda

    Orenda wrote:

    Ahhhh! You made me have to go and take a trip down nostalgia way. This was one my Daughter loved. YouTube to the rescue.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3rWghGSm4Y

    The link is just in case non UK folks wish to take a glance.

    Posted on 21 Jan 12 (over 2 years ago)

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