Ants Ring Woman's Doorbell

Who's been ringing a 75-year-old woman's doorbell in the middle of the night? Here's the strangest story of ding dong ditch you'll read today:

An elderly woman in Germany who heard her doorbell rung repeatedly late at night naturally called the cops. Although it seemed like the work of a prankster, officers uncovered a much smaller culprit: ants.

Police in Offenburg responded when the 75-year-old woman made a desperate call at 3 a.m. on Wednesday, the German news magazine Focus reported. But when they arrived, officers didn’t find anyone at the door. On closer inspection they found that ants had built such a large nest that it was pressing the doorbell components together to make it ring.

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Had this happen to me in California, but it was the garbage disposal turning on by itself. Argentinian Ants, to be species specific. My theory is that one ant gets electrocuted and the smell bring in others to investigate. Wash, rince, repeat.
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