Kitties! Its so true! We are going to be infested with the worse kind of plague - the 17 year locusts! Known to the politically correct as the 17 Year Cicadas, Brood II.
They are BIG, dumb and plentiful!
Of course, some neighborhoods are worse than others.
Particularly bad are older ones.
New ones where the soil has been disturbed by building houses are best.
They fly into your hair and face cause they are stupid! Boys tease and chase girls with them. Havoc ensues!
I'm sorry, did this poor victim's parents think this was cute? UGH! And then there are the people who EAT them. Soon strange people with nothing better to do or put in their mouths will be circulating recipes and raving about their "delicate, nutty favor".
Well, at least they don't bite or harm people.
A lot of people are affected. The mom was in denial cause how could 17 years go by so fast?
This guy has the right attitude!
Here's a Youtube video if you'd like to hear them. They make our little Spring Peepers sound like people in a library.
Or you can go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yhge_b3qFGc
Well, we kitties are SO glad the mom's rant has come to an end! As for us, we are hoping some will sneak into the house cause they look like wonderful toys, better than grasshoppers or crickets. And we can't wait to see if they taste as great as the gastronomes say - delicate, nutty with a buttery texture and exciting crunch! We love to play with our food!