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This looks like a carpenter ant, where there is one there are usually a colony of them somewhere close by eating through a pile of wood.
Check around your home because carpenter ants love to chew apart sections of wood especially in a house when they infest it. If you have a wooden deck or a wooden front verandah on your house or even the wood that is around the window frames this is often a place where they make a home and start chewing away.
Once they get inside the foundation of the house where they hide away and chew and build up their colony they chew through anything wood even beams and wall joists. This can be a huge problem.
These ants generally ignore people and I've never been bitten by one, I lived in an old house that had carpenter ants and in the spring time the things use to come out of no where and for some reason they would often crawl on me when they were wandering around making a trip looking around for another place to set up home.