You are on a plantation in the Amazon jungle with a crawling black army coming down on you.
A commissioner of the state arrives to warn of a colony of ants that are marching, and eating everything they encounter. Leiningen, the plantation owner is an aging, gray haired hard case, and is determined to stay put and defend his property. The nervous ranch hands decide to remain loyal to leningen. They all prepare fortifications to stay ant-free.
It’s a battle of the will of men against a force of nature. It’s a case of working hard enough to accomplish any goal you set your mind on. Will it be enough?
Note: An iron-willed South American plantation owner is determined to prevent a plague of army ants from overrunning his land.
Versions of this story appeared on Suspense, Mystery in the Air; also as ‘The Naked Jungle’ (based on the movie of the same name) on Lux Radio Theater.
This is one of the most frequently cited episodes by fans of the series, but frankly, I find the rats in “Three Skeleton Key” to be more menacing. Still, this episode is certainly no picnic! — David Hassell
–As found on Plotspot.com.