The thread title made me think at first it was in regard to an encounter with a species of wasp nicknamed Cow Killer (often mistaken for an ant, and considering ants evolved from prehistoric wasps, splitting hairs).
The first time I saw one of these was at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, not in an exhibit but crawling around the footpath to the Louisiana Swamp exhibit 25 years ago on a 4th of July vacation trip with my wife when we were engaged to be married. Later when we lived in rural SE Louisiana (St. James Parish) 2005 - 2011 we'd see these solitary wingless females walking around all the time on our property. We always just left them alone. All the ones we've seen have been iridescent red & black.
I had an old trijicon scope that came with the rifle. It shot great at 50 yards with federal trophy bonded bear claws. Since than I have had a terrible time finding the bear claws in 300 grain. I’ve since switched to Federal premium Swift A frame 300 grain. Plan on sighting in it when it cools down here in Alabama