Lions, and Tigers and Giant Ants, Oh My!
November 6, 2015 § 5 Comments
The only thing more annoying than a swarm of tiny ants invading your kitchen in the winter is giant ants terrorizing your family in a New Mexican desert. But really. SciFi phenomenon movie Them! chronicles the experience of a group of well-meaning policemen fighting a terrifyingly entitled hoard of enlarged ants. And while science tells us certain animals are destined to stay small, it is still frightening to consider the other potentials. For your reading pleasure, I’ve complied a list of what I think are the top 5 animals which should not be subject to any type of modification in the foreseeable future.
- Ladybugs. I know that you’re thinking. But Laura, ladybugs are so cute! A younger, more idealistic me would have been forced to agree with you, but my perception of these so-called cute, red bugs changed when my dorm room got infested with them last fall. How unpleasant is it, you ask, to come home to 20+ ladybugs crawling across your window and around the box you call your college housing. Pretty bad, I’d answer, but not as bad as fending off ladybugs bigger than a large dog.
- Rats. Ever since viewing the nutcracker as a kid, rats haven’t really been at the top of my favorite animal list. Slimy tails and beady eyes don’t need to be magnified.
- Spiders (of all shapes sizes and builds). Eight creepy small legs is bad enough but eight creepy large legs is far worse. Spiders are spindly, nimble, and weave webs for their prey. Imagine finding a giant, sticky web in your backyard on a Sunday morning. Three words. No Thank You.
- Birds. This one’s purposefully vague but in generally the idea of something being able to fly down and swoop you up isn’t particularly appealing. Also big birds mean way loud morning wakeup calls in the springtime.
- I don’t think this one needs explaining.
Think I got it right? Why do you think larger than life animals are so terrifying? Is it because we’re not used to them in general, or that we’re not used to giving up the upper hand?