Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Cicada Invasion Continues

The cicadas are getting out of hand. The little buggers are in the throes of their thirteen year orgy and they aren't exactly being discrete about it. Cicada carcasses litter the street, doorsteps and even the insides of cars. I can't tell you how many times I've been dive-bombed by these things while walking to the store or having a bike ride with my daughter or just taking the dogs out to do their duty. Their buzzing is, at times, so loud that one has to yell in order to have a clear conversation outside. I'm told that a city official measured the cicada buzzing in my neighborhood at 80 decibels, which is significantly louder than the sound generated by my elderly neighbor's polka music on full blast.

I'm living in a temporary Hell, so is it any wonder that I took a small amount of glee in watching a group of ants tear apart a cicada carcass. There's a short video of the incident below. They had the whole thing stripped in less than an hour.

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