8 📓 Books + 🏠 Blog 9 True Story 9 A reptile living in a meat ant nest

The strangest natural phenomenon I have ever encountered was when I was about fifteen. I was living on a farm with my family near Geurie NSW. I was riding a motorbike in a patch of trees on the farm when I came across a meat ant nest. I decided to dig out a rut in the nest by spinning the back tyre of the bike.

The strange thing was that I uncovered part of a scaly reptile living in the nest. I don’t know whether it was a snake or a lizard but it was alive. I wasn’t game to disturb it any more than I already had, especially if it was a snake. I imagine it was a large lizard living off the ants, but I’ve never heard of such a thing or seen anything like it since.