13 year locusts???/

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by MAN OF BLUES, May 30, 2011.

  1. MAN OF BLUES

    MAN OF BLUES COG #5977 EX-TECH EDITOR

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    7 year, and 14 year, now e need to watch for 13 year ones??????
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    be careful...just saying..... BAM
    fug they hurt!!!!!

    red eyed bastiches......
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  2. biker128pedal

    biker128pedal Super Lurker

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    I heard they were out this year. They will bend a face shield in on a full face helmet so it touches your nose at 60 mph. :eek1

    added. There was a Science Friday show segment on them a couple weeks back.
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  3. patmo

    patmo Long timer

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    Was down to Nashville area yesterday and today and they were THICK!
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  4. ride2little

    ride2little Riding Like the Wind

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    They're messy little buggers. But good for fishin...
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  5. JHVA

    JHVA Long timer

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    Cicada's actually. Not Locusts. We have them in our surrounding woods and it is loud and sounds like a science fiction alien invasion. Creeps my wife out a bit.
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  6. lostmarbles

    lostmarbles Long timer

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    the 13 year locust is call'd cicada and there bad around my house and have been for about a month should be out a few more weeks here
    and they'll be gone i'm in middle nc,:eek1
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  7. TanasiRob

    TanasiRob Squid Emeritus

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    Outside the garage...

    I don't mind them. I grew up in the south. They are however EVERYWHERE in central Tennessee right now.

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  8. JHVA

    JHVA Long timer

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    Just going by what I read: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magicicada
    Different Order :D
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  9. yellow 1150GS

    yellow 1150GS Been here awhile

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    Watched a Harley passenger take one in the eye on I-75 southbound near Charleston, Tennessee Saturday. I was just passing them when we ran into a cloud of them on the highway. They looked like hummingbirds! The Harley riders were riding with no eye protection and were relying on the windshield. The woman took one in the right eye, started jerking and screaming nearly throwing them off the bike. He pulled over, and I offered to lead them to the hospital. Not sure if her eyelid was cut or her eye itself was damaged. There was blood everywhere. Makes me not want to even leave the faceshield on my full coverage helmet open any more.
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  10. OnOff

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    OK, I was bored during the last infestation of these critters.

    Shhhhhh, be vewwy quiet, we're hunting cicadas :huh
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    Give em the finger...

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    Duct tape...

    Actually THIS is when you want to fry them up in a pan. RIGHT after they molt

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  11. bgoodwin

    bgoodwin Got Parelli?

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    It is almost deafening in the woods of North Alabama right now.

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  12. Butters

    Butters Kwyjibo

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    I'll take the Cicadas over the stink bugs that have invaded the Mid-Atlantic area.
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    At least the Cicadas had the decency to stay out of the house.
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