Someone left an animal trap right in plain sight on Spotswood Avenue. Very poorly hidden, if you ask me. No animal in his or her right mind would be fooled by it. But it could easily be tripped by a child! Not that it would be a bad thing per se, but it might be a child I knew! Or me! If I hadn't of looked up at the last minute, it could have latched on to my ankle or whatnot. It's close calls like this that make you stop and think--what a world we live in! Full of viruses and terrorists and floods and Republicans and--hey, remember fire ants? Whatever happened to fire ants? A couple of decades ago we were all panicky about them. TV news used to have maps showing their slow but inexorable advance through Texas on the way to the United States. What a disappointment that was. I bet fire ants would be good sprinkled on nachos. Especially movie theater nachos. Or brake shop nachos. Man, those are rugged.