The Bugs on the Road

New song! Here we go:

The bugs on the road go crunch, crunch, crunch,
Crunch, crunch, crunch
Crunch, crunch, crunch
The bugs on the road go crunch, crunch, crunch
All through the town

Our little city is playing host to the cicada babies of the family Brood XIV.

In their mad frenzy of birth, dating, *s*e*x* and death, they blunder around here and there in a haze of pheromones.  Often their blundering involves being directly in the path of a moving vehicles, which puts a distinct damper on the *s*e*x* part and leads straight to the death part.  Their crunchy bodies whirl and spin madly on the freeway.

Dumb bugs. Hate hate hate crunchy bugs

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Dumb bug


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sharon
    Jun 11, 2008 @ 19:22:01

    Excellent photo. Did you take it?


  2. ~m
    Jun 11, 2008 @ 19:31:49

    Ew. No. I would never get that close to one of those critters on purpose. Altho they HAVE run into me a couple times the past week. Ok. Once. But it seemed like more than once.
    No, it’s a Wiki photo.


  3. ABC
    Jun 11, 2008 @ 21:52:55

    I have always wanted to know what those looked like. Thank you.


  4. natalie
    Jun 12, 2008 @ 05:54:35

    ew…that is disgusting. just imagining the sound the bugs would make. we don’t have bugs here. well we have big ants, but no ant piles, flesh eating bees (we have watched them eat chicken off a plate that was left on our balcony and they tend to be attracted to our plates when we are eating outside in the summer), mosquitos, and small, very slow moving flies. nothing big and crunchy. i guess they might have them out in the country, but i don’t ever see them around here! now i am beginning to wonder why…


  5. Linda
    Jun 24, 2008 @ 14:22:25

    I’ll take it that you drive over crunchy bugs regularly?


  6. ~m
    Jun 25, 2008 @ 14:53:48

    Linda, no, not if I can help it! Thank goodness the swarm is finished for the summer!


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