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Anyone else hear the cicada siren sound?

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by gzecc, May 31, 2013.

  1. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    My son and I thought we heard a house alarm over tha last few days. We are now realizing its the sound of the cicada's in a distance. Anyone else hear this?

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  2. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    This place is surrounded with them. Like a roar outside. All of the ground around here looks like there was an airstrike there are so many holes where they emerged.

    Cat threw up a clump of them day before yesterday. <>
  3. firebroad

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  4. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    My puppy loves to eat them. Seems to have no side effects.
  5. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    We're getting spared this year.

    Hell, I have trees with gypsy moth tar on them, I know the sound can get LOUD.
  6. billb3

    billb3 Minister of Fire

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    midwestcoast Minister of Fire

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    A few years ago we had the hatch here. I was cruising down I-57 southwest of Chicago at 70 mph one day at the start of the hatch. Windows up, A/C on, radio on. When I passed over a river I could here them singing in the forest pretty clearly. Had to pull over to convince myself that they really were That Loud.
    Nature is pretty frickin' cool.
  8. stoveguy2esw

    stoveguy2esw Minister of Fire

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    yeah, getting it daily here, had a massive hatch this year, out front i have a tree which when they hatched literally had 3 inches of discarded shells piled all the way around the trunk was freakish. looked like a mulch ring but for the color

    im just glad they dont seem to sing at night
  9. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Next time they come out I will either be down there with'em or drooling in my soup at the home saying "Yeah I remember back in 13 when there were billions of'em." After the mess of them around here the birds will probably be the size of Condors this year. >>
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    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    There is a recipe for them on the internet. Remove the wings they probably will get stuck in your throat.
  11. Paulywalnut

    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    We have none here yet, Southeast PA.
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    Seem to be on a pretty consistant cycle here as nature would have it but there is always the anomily or two that has a small batch come out in off years and even a few makes fo a lot of noise but when the big storm comes - loud is an understatement!!
  14. stoveguy2esw

    stoveguy2esw Minister of Fire

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    yeah, we've had em in off years here too, though its obvious this aint an off year. they are dying off pretty heavily down here now, i guess 'getting lucky" isnt too lucky for them, mate then die kinda calls for chastity <chuckle>

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