The poster alerting Marina da Gama residents to the “disappearance”of Larry, the ant.

Marina da Gama residents have a sense of humour, albeit a slightly strange one. The first “lost“ poster appeared on a lamp pole in Heron Road last week. It bewailed the loss of an errant ant named Larry. Residents could not have anticipated the response, however. After Larry’s truant adventures were adamantly posted, there was a relevant follow-up: the announcement of another lost beast: this time, an anteater, named Barry. May Larry be ever vigilant in his wanderings and may he be always antipodal to Barry’s path. Sorry, Barry.

Next to go “missing” was Barry, the anteater.