Friday, July 10, 2015

Creepy....


They, burrow into the ground and stay there for 10 to 17 years.  Well this year I have holes all over my backyard and cicada shells stuck to everything.  So gross in my opinion.  The picture of the adult cicada I got from google images.  These things sound like buzz saws or loud electrical lines.  It's loud in my backyard right now.

10 comments:

Karen Ann said...

You're not kidding!

TexWisGirl said...

we get the every-summer kind here. yes, very noise and the exoskeletons are very crunchy (the dogs like to eat them.)

Jeanne said...

They are very interesting and I actually love the sound that they make. We get those periodically at our cabin

Mildred said...

I remember these gross things from childhood. Oooohhh!

CDH said...

Ewwww. Very creepy! 10-17 years? Uck!
Cheri

Cheryl @ TFD said...

They ARE creepy! It's those red eyes. lol! I haven't heard any yet this summer. Hope it stays quiet, too!

Florida Farm Girl said...

Oh, they are so annoying. Funny story. Several years ago I was driving home from Birmingham, AL to Florida and I kept hearing this funny buzzing noise. It was so bad I thought something was wrong with my car. I stopped in Montgomery at my brother's house. There were tons of cicadas perched on the trees there. After a visit, I headed on home. Got a ways down the road still hearing that nasty noise. I stopped at DQ for a treat and when I got out of the car, the cicadas were so loud you could hardly hear yourself think. Then I realized I'd been hearing them the whole way and it was worse when the road got nearer trees and better in more open spaces. Was very thankful.

Oh, as kids we used to take the cicada shells and play with them. They were our "cows" or whatever animal in our little pens.

Rose said...

One year they were thick when I worked at the orchard...they hung on the trees everywhere!

EG CameraGirl said...

When I was a kid I used to see lots of exoskeletons but you know, I haven't seen any for a long. long time. Hmmm.

Busy Bee Suz said...

10-17 years? What? That's crazy. Oh, if I were you, I'd avoid the back yard for a while. :0
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