The other day, while taking one of my frequent after work inspections of the Garden (and running a list of things that need done in my head as if I had an actual crew), I was attacked from overhead. Or maybe from the side. Who knows from what direction this thing came flying at me. It hit me in the back of the head and then dropped DOWN THE COLLAR OF MY SHIRT!!!!
Now, there was a long standing prank at the Deck where one Bailey the Bartender had a cicada put down the back of his shirt and it was hilarious. At least I (and everyone else present) thought it was hilarious. Bailey the Bartender did not. I now, unfortunately, must agree with him. It is not hilarious. It is strange and scratchy and sick and disgusting and somewhat crunchy.
|Honestly, it looks like an alien. The genus of the Cicadidae family most prevalent in the United States is the Tibecen genus (though there are many different species). They are "annual cicadas", unlike those disgusting, red-eyed monsters known as the 13 or 17 year cicadas. They are true horrors.|