At first reading I didn’t think that this was much of a news item, delayed train, ants… whatever…..
Then I thought of how many ants it would take to make a train slip on its tracks and I thought again.
Think of the largest amount of ants you have ever seen in one place, and then imagine what they could have done to hinder a train. Not much I suspect.
To actually stop a goods train would take an immense amount of ants! I wonder what sort of ants they were. We have some pretty big ants here in Australia, Bull ants (40mm), but still I can’t imagine how many of them it would take to cause an incident like this.
I wouldn’t have wanted to be in that train either. Ants aren’t generally too easy to move on, are they? I can imagine they would be swarming all over the train, furiously annoyed at the disturbance, and if they were Bull ants….. eeeek!