It took drowning the ants to rid them from your body, but it was worth it in the end. Sure, you were mocked by a deer (typical) and, sure, you demolished a beautiful creation of hardworking ants and, sure, you got nothing out of all of this and, sure, you are left terribly ashamed of everything about this day, but did any ants get in your nose?
You are a bear. An ant-nose-free bear.
There are other adventures to try as well, though!