After four more carnivorous ant attacks n my tent I have acquired a can of Doom. This is a commonly used chemical here is Zambia to prevent pests and I am sure it is loaded with chemicals not legal in the United States. As a primatologist and conservationist I do believe that while I am in the field I am living in another’s environment and I should constantly try to make as small of an impact as possible on the environment. But…after having to pick of ants that don’t just bite but hold on tight to your skin with pinchers, I have resorted to being ready with a can of Doom. I won’t actively seek out the ants but if they try to get in again they might be doomed.

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