Have you ever seen a real Queen Ant? We all have heard about them and know that they exist. But few of us have ever seen one. However, today Schaeffer and Ann Ferris actually discovered in our backyard what we believe to be an elusive queen. She had dug a hole, which indicates that she is about to have her baby ants in order to begin a new colony. Since we are not big fans of ant mounds, it looks like it is time to say “good-bye” to Mrs. Queen Ant. This photo does not provide an accurate picture of just how big this “mama” is. She’s about three times as big as the other black ants. Thus, we think she is the queen!