Them! - 1954 movie poster

Them! - 1954 movie poster

Yesterday a huge bug stumbled into our living room, without knocking. This uninvited guest was so big that at first glance I thought I was looking at a beetle that looked a lot like an ant, but closer inspection and online identification left no doubt, this was a Carpenter Ant. I never expected ants to get so big here in Atlantic Canada, it looks more like something that escaped from the tropics:

Carpenter Ant

Carpenter Ant

Here’s Marije pointing it out for you with her index finger, in case you missed it. We have it in a sealed cup now, in case our landlady needs to ID the creature for pest control, since we live in a wooden structure.