These guys are everywhere. They are hanging on every plant, tree, tall blade of grass and porch post they can find. They make this annoying noise all day, every day. It sounds like a dozen police sirens going off down the road somewhere all the time. It isn't so loud it hurts your ears, but it is loud and doesn't quit until dark every day. I will be so glad when they are gone, but at the same time I understand....once every 17 years they can dig their way out of their holes in the ground, find a mate and get lucky.....I'd make some loud noises too......
Friday, May 30, 2008
Life in the slow lane
It's that time again....once every 17 years we have company. This company shows up unexpectedly whenever it feels like it and stays for weeks. They are loud, dirty, inconsiderate and make a tasty snack for dogs......yes, its the 17 year cicada.