Some of my neighbors’ kiddies apparently dropped a fruit gum lollipop on the cobblestones in the courtyard recently … And it did not take long until the ants discovered this big treasure of sticky sweetness.

Do you see those tiny ants crawling around on the fruit gum? They apparently want to have the whole thing. Just, how do you get such a big thing to your home when you are a so little? Imagine you had to carry away a cupcake that was 500 times the size of your own!

But the little ants did not seem to give up, and continued to eagerly climb around on that fruit gum. I was intrigued to know what would happen.

A day later, more than half of the whole thing was gone already. It had not rained meanwhile, so every change in the state of that fruit gum must have been due to the work of the ants.

I think they have nibbled on it continuously, stuffing their little bellies with jelly candy. So, it seems I am not the only one who is a sucker for sugar around here.

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