What do you do with a dead cockroach? I mean these biggies that are 1 1/2 inches long. Well, it’s not a problem if our ant clean-up crew gets to them first. Yesterday when I went to hang the laundry, I was captivated by the team efforts of small ants who had already hauled a cockroach carcass several inches up the 6-foot-plus wall. Some were holding onto the legs, pulling. Others were holding onto their companions, forming chains. Others were running around, either “cheerleading” or not knowing what to do! (Here’s a photo I took on a similar occasion.)
During the few minutes that I hung that load of clothes out, the efforts apparently failed, and the whole shebang ended up back down at the bottom of the wall. But as I looked again, they had made several inches of progress. By the time we left for work an hour later, I went back to see what was happening. Nothing! All gone! Apparently their persistence had paid off. I would have loved to see that great heave-ho as they made it over the top.
How many tries did it take? Did they ever think of giving up?
Take a lesson from the ants, you lazybones.
Learn from their ways and become wise! Proverbs 6:6 (NLT)