The running ant

I just came back to the working table and saw an and running around the pile of paper which I used as a mouse mat. As I have found out that these ants not only love meat but when you slam/knock on the area next to them, they would run helter skelter. So I slammed on the pile of paper near it and surprisingly, the ant jumped about two inches in the air.

I believe it was caused by the pile of paper acting as a trampoline of some sort which bounced the ant up.

As soon as it came down, it ran helter skelter, which I think, was wondering what had happened.