Chapter 214 Ant Corps
Lei Tianrui turned to Wang Yuancheng and said, “Aren’t you good at taming animals? Can you tame these animals?”
Wang Yuancheng said with a bitter smile, “Boss, even the most powerful animal tamer need time to do that and can’t train so many animals at once. Besides, these beasts are in a state of madness, even immortals can’t tame them now.”
“What should we do then?” Lei Tianrui cried.
Wang Yuancheng said, “In fact, it’s easy to do. We can just hide in the car. We can drive away directly. The armor of the Hummer is so thick that these animals can’t break through it.”
Lei Tianrui cried, “You’re right. Get on the car!”
After that, they hurried up to the Hummer. Hu Xiaoxian also escorted Qin Haodong and the little fellow to retreat to the car.
Although they got on the car, they all put their heads out of the window and watched the wild animals.
Looking at them for a while, Wang Yuancheng said, “Boss, it seems not right. It’s not migration at all. These animals are frightened.”
“Look at them. Leopards and yellow sheep can run together, there is no hostility, no desire to attack between them. They just escape.”
Listening to him, others also found this. Many natural enemies were in the herd. But they did not show any hostility at all, or they had no time to show hostility. They just ran forward desperately.
Dong Sihai said, “Leopards, tigers and rhinoceroses are all kings of the animals here. What can scare them like this? It’s not reasonable?”
Wang Yuancheng said, “It’s not reasonable. This should not have happened.”
He said to Lei Tianrui, “Boss, it seems that the little doctor is right. It’s really not safe here. Why don’t we leave?”
Zhao Qiankun disapproved and said, “What danger can there be? We won’t meet any animals in the car. Besides, you can see they don’t mean to attack us. What a good place we are camping in, there is a lake. Maybe we can retreat to the island in the center of the lake.”
Lei Tianrui thought for a moment and said, “We can attack or retreat in the car, and there are so many weapons. We don’t need to be so nervous.”
Dong Sihai followed him and said, “That is right. We are all warriors. Besides, there is enough ammunition in the car. We still have two rocket launchers. Even if a dinosaur comes, it can be turned into a roast dragon. We needn’t to be afraid.”
Hearing what he had said, the rest of the people calmed down and began to appreciate the wild animals outside. Wang Yuancheng picked up a telescope and observed the running wild animals. For some reason, he always had a bad feeling in his heart.
In the other car, the little fellow was so excited that she jumped and pointed to the animals outside, “Papa, Look at them. Giraffe, big tiger, rhinoceros, big bear…”
There were hundreds of animals running outside, which was more than what one could see in the zoo.
Hu Xiaoxian frowned and said, “Haodong, is this the danger you foresee?”
She now had more and more confidence in Qin Haodong. An hour ago, Qin Haodong said that it was not suitable for camping, but they couldn’t find any reason for danger. Now they finally saw it.
Qin Haodong said, “My divination only calculates things related to myself. It can only tell good or ill luck, not specific content. Maybe it is related to these animals, but I don’t think it is enough. These animals are not so threatening.”
Hu Xiaoxian held her chin and said, “What could be the greater threat? I really can’t imagine what can scare rhinoceros and tigers like this!”
As they were talking, they suddenly heard the little fellow shouting, “Papa, look. Those big guys are running back.”
Qin Haodong looked in the direction of the little fellow’s fingers. These animals seemed to be frightened and ran back.
“Ants! So many ants!”
The little fellow pointed to the edge of the forest and cried out. She was the Suzaku Sacred Body and had much better eyesight than ordinary people.
Hearing this, Qin Haodong also saw a large number of black ants emerging from the edge of the forest in the direction of these animals. These ants were three or four centimeters long, which was equivalent to the size of the thumb of adults. The most frightening thing was that they were too many. It couldn’t be seen the margin at all. It just looked like a black carpet constantly spreading to this side.
As there were so many ants, it would form a huge lethal force. No wonder tigers and leopards were frightened to flee. In front of so many ants, no matter what ferocious animals they were, they could only become food.
“How can there be so many ants?” Hu Xiaoxian exclaimed in surprise, “It’s a big trouble now. Those bastards don’t listen to you. Now they can’t escape even if they want to.”
No wonder Hu Xiaoxian felt frightened. She could use AK to deal with lions and tigers, but the effect on ants was extreme minimal. If these ants really wanted to attack them, it was absolutely a catastrophe.
Lei Tianrui and his men were also surprised. Wang Yuancheng took his telescope and exclaimed, “Oh my God, they are African marching ants. Aren’t they only living in the Amazon basin? Why suddenly came to Huaxia? There are so many ants.”
Zhao Qiankun was also shocked. He never expected that the wild animals ran because of these small ants. The rocket launchers in his hand did not play a big role in this situation, because there were too many ants.
Lei Tianrui also regretted that he just hadn’t listened to Qin Haodong’s advice to leave here as soon as possible. If he did, there would be no danger.
But there was no regret medicine in the world; he could only face the fact. He said, “Yuancheng, how about we drive out now?”
“It’s too late!” Wang Yuancheng pointed around the basin and said, “Look, now there are ants all around. They have closed up here. There is no way out at all.”
Zhao Qiankun said with an unconvinced voice, “Can’t we rush out with the horsepower of the Hummer? Can these ants stop our wheels even if they are strong?”
Wang Yuancheng sighed and said, “You look down on these ants. They have a strong biting force. Although they can’t stop the wheels, they can eat the wheels. We can’t get back at that time.”
Lei Tianrui realized how dangerous the situation was. They might turn into ant dung. He said nervously, “Yuancheng, what can I do now? Can we quickly retreat to the middle of the lake? Normally, ants are afraid of water.”
Wang Yuancheng said, “We can retreat to the middle of the lake, but these two cars can’t pass. If we leave them here, all the equipment and food will be eaten completely, even the tires will be eaten. Then we will not be able to leave here.”
Lei Tianrui was dumbfounded. Without cars and food, it was absolutely dangerous in the Shennongjia forest.
At this moment, the ants around began to move to the center of the valley. It was like an army which laid a siege. They were very fast and in good order.
Among the animals, a python was left behind. Originally, the python was not good at move. It was quickly swallowed up by the ant corps.
The terrible thing happened. At the beginning, the python was still twisting and rolling, trying to resist. In less than two minutes, it turned into a heap of white bones. The speed of the ants’ devouring was amazing.
Then a rhinoceros fell into the ant corps. Two minutes later, the big fellow who could knock the car over became a heap of white bones.
“My God, they are devils!”
Hu Xiaoxian covered her mouth in surprise.
Apart from her, other people on the car were all horrified to see this scene. These ants were so terrible that they could imagine what they would look like if they fell into the ant corps.
Seeing the ants approaching, Lei Tianrui asked nervously, “What should we do then?”
Wang Yuancheng thought about it and said, “There’s one way, but I don’t know if I can stop these ants.”
Lei Tianrui said, “Come on, if you have an idea, let’s try. At least we can retreat to the center of the lake.”
Now the lakelet behind them was their last place to escape, and it had become the greatest reliance against the ant corps.
Wang Yuancheng said, “Ants, as far as I know, are afraid of gasoline. We can drive these two cars together and dig a ditch around them, and then fill it with petrol. Maybe we can stop the ants by this way.”
They were very well prepared for this trip to Shennongjia. Both cars were well equipped with oil. This method could be tried.
Lei Tianrui cried decisively, “Let’s get off the car and do what Wang Yuancheng said.”
Time was running out. Everyone jumped out of the car immediately. Xie Zidan and Wang Yuancheng urgently drove the two Hummers close to the lake back to back. Then they took the shovels from the car and dug a ditch around them.
At the same time, more and more animals in the herd were left behind and fell into the ant corps and became heaps of white bones.
“Papa, look. The big tiger is coming to us.” The little fellow cried, pointing to the distant herd.
Because it was a valley that was like a big bowl, and Qin Haodong was right at the bottom of the bowl. The panic animals were driven nowhere by ants and naturally gathered at the bottom of the valley.
Wang Yuancheng cried, “No, we must stop them. We must keep them away, or they will destroy our plan.”
Although these people were all warriors, their speed of digging the ditch was very fast, but the time was too short. They just dug half of the ditch. If these animals rushed in, it would make their work useless.
“You dig the ditch quickly; I will block them with Xiaoxian.”
Lei Tianrui showed his decisiveness as a team leader at this time. After a loud shout, he picked up an AK from the car and pulled the trigger against the animals in front of him.
Hu Xiaoxian also knew that it was not time for mercy. She grabbed a gun and started shooting at the nearby animals. And Zhao Qiankun and other people also sped up the digging.
Tigers, leopards and black bears fell one by one. The scene was bloody. Qin Haodong was afraid that Tang Tang would be scared at first, but later he found that the little fellow was calm.
This might because that she had experienced a lot of things lately, or she might be influenced by the Suzaku Sacred Body. In a word, the kid had shown much more tolerance than her peers.
Lei Tianrui and Hu Xiaoxian exchanged several magazine clips one after another, and a large number of wild animals were shot, but they were not benevolent. Even if they did not shoot, these wild animals would become ants’ food. The only difference was the time of that.
And the death of these animals prevented the ants from moving forward. When they devoured the bodies of the wild animals, they always moved slowly.
10 minutes later, the sun was near the horizon, leaving only a trace of light. Zhao Qiankun and others finally dug up a ditch about 10 centimeters deep and one meter wide, and poured the petrol inside the ditch.
At this time, there were no surviving animals around. The whole valley was covered by the black ants. It looked like a black carpet. However, the scene of ants devouring animals just now was still impressive to them, which made Qin Haodong and other people stressed.