I'M SCARED OF THIS PICTURE BECAUSE

This was waiting for me next to my front door.
  1. Look at it!
  2. Are those ants? WHY ARE THEY RED?
  3. What are those tiny log like formations? Did they chop down a tiny tree? Is it poop? ARE THEY EGGS?
  4. They're performing some sort of ancient pagan ant ritual by my door! ARE THEY SUMMONSING (is that the correct way to use that word) A BOOGEYMAN?
  5. They're 6 feet off the ground! WHY?