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Sweeping through the sky, driven by cold fronts and the coming snows; heading southward and westward to the central California coast, where sunny days and mild breezes await. The journey is treacherous, with predators and sudden storms poised to take a toll, but many get through, ending up in a few coastal towns in a few parks and on a few trees, where they roost by the hundreds and sometimes thousands.

Then all hell broke loose! I stuck my elbow into a Fire Ant nest, and within two seconds it felt like there was a strong electric current running through my elbow. I leaped up, frantically brushing ants from my arm and dancing on the roadside.