Monday, September 03, 2007

Texas Cicadas

Man, the end of summer is here in Dallas, but it is still hot, not as hot as Joe's place, but hot. One thing I looooove about this time of year is the Cicadas. At night I go out and they fly around and I bark and I bark and I try to catch them, fun times, especially at midnight. For some reason my lady always comes out yelling, WTF, get in here and stop barking, sheesh.

Yesterday one got in the house, it was so funny, the lady heard us making a lot of noise in the bedroom and she came in to see what the he*& we were up to. She was mumbling something about "must be causing trouble when I can't see them..." Whatever that means! Anyway, she found us here in corner, and what were we doing?
Chasing the cicada!

Hey, so it flew around and we caught it here,
Then it tried to hide! But we found it!!!!!

And then somehow we killed it....

Look, deader than a doornail!

Hey, this part is really cool, one thing they do is grow and then when they get too big for the shell body thing they are in (hey, I am not some smart bug guy, I just call it like I see it) they attach to something and then they break out, leaving their old shell body behind. We found some attached to our tree, COOL!

See, look below, there is no bug in that body, just a hole in the shell where it came out, bigger and better and ready to fly in our house so I can play with it!

I love cicada season!


Sophie Brador said...

It's ALIEN! But where's Sigourney Weaver? Cicadas are so weird. I wonder if Sigourney Weaver is weird too.

Maggie & Mitch said...

They're such strange bugs! We've never played with them before!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Joe Stains said...

we like to kill bugs around here too, its a good time! we dont have those cicadas I don't think!

Tofu Burger said...

WTF murphey! Those things are gigantore!


Lorenza said...

Hi, Murphey
We don't have those cicadas here!! Sure is fun to chase them! Even if your lady doesn't like it!!
Have fun

Bella said...

Good work guys - bug patrol is a favorite of ours too.
Those cicadas though how many times do they grow out of their shell and how big do they get??
They might get as big as you !!!
Best get them all now while they are small.

Stanley said...


They are such ugly little suckers, but really lots of fun, once you get to know them, before you kill them... and eat them.

Mmmm Mmm.

Goober love,

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Oh.. those bugs look scary. I'm glad you killed it.

~ Girl girl

Frasypoo said...

For some strange reason I thought you were Australian !!Did you move ?
That was interesting....

Asta said...

I'm glad you guys awe having fun with them...but I have to confess they cweep me out...eeeek!
smoochie kisses

T-man said...

Those are great cicada pictures! We still have some here. Mostly I see dead ones on the sidewalk. Mom won't let me eat them though.

Freda said...

Hey Murphs,

My dad peeps loves cicadas too, in soups. Just arfin'! But he misses their songs and stuffs. We don't have anys here.