He's seen more and more velvet ants around this area, but he's never had anyone contain them. So, he said I was pretty brave. (Or stupid, for that matter. I knew it was something I had never seen before and I was worried to squish him with my flip-flops on, so maybe I made the right decision after all...)
Anyhow, he took the velvet ant with him and sprayed the house for bugs again, just in case.
I was glad to say goodbye to our new friend. As pretty as they look, we hope to never see one of these freakish ants again!