Well I think it’s got a body guard:
Meet the ‘Red Velvet Cow Killer Ant'
or if you prefer more alliteration, the Crimson Cow Killer Ant
The name is misleading because it’s not an ant, it’s a type of wasp (the females are wingless) and it doesn’t kill cows, but it’s sting is intensely painful.
"The exoskeleton of all velvet ants is unusually tough (to the point that some entomologists have reported difficulty piercing them with steel pins when attempting to mount them for display in cabinets)"
Which explains why it flipped me off and walked away after I stepped on it.
It’s two inches long! Screw the Orkin man, I’m going to need a hit man.