Saturday, August 26

Mystery Chirp

Last night in my living room I heard a cricket that seemed too loud to be outside and when I investigated, sure enough, it was a cricket that had somehow found its way in and was making its music on a pile of old 78rpm’s (mostly Greek) in the corner.

The interesting thing is that it was clearly missing one of its large back legs, which are what I thought they used to make their chirping sound. Joe and I managed to trap it and brought it outside. I should’ve taken a photo.

4 Comments:

Blogger RIC said...

Poor little thing, without a leg...
I think they use a pair of changed wings to produce that... sound. I mean, if you want to get some sleep, you're definitely doomed...
Nice rest of weekend!

9:05 PM  
Blogger castor said...

Mio dio, questo era il grillo di Pinocchio! Dove finirà, il poverino?

4:18 PM  
Anonymous Mr.Rehab said...

Check out field cricket.

2:14 PM  
Blogger Sandouri Dean Bey said...

cool, now i know how they make their noise. thanks, mr. rehab!

2:44 PM  

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