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Cicada Invasion 1 by PridesCrossing Cicada Invasion 1 by PridesCrossing
They Are Every Where!!! The 13 year cicadas are back in full force!!
They come up out of the ground every 13 years to mate lay their eggs and then die,the eggs hatch fall to the ground where they burrow into the ground and feed off the roots of the tree then they come back again in 13 years and repeat the process!!Very interesting critters but they make SO much noise they even drown out the sound of my lawnmower!! They apparently are a good source of protein and my dogs think they are snacks:giggle:
Here is more information about them! [link]
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:iconmeow-pics:
Meow-pics Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
In fact, they look like they came from outer space! :lol:
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:iconpridescrossing:
PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
:laughing::nod:Yes they do!
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
:wow: What a capture! :w00t:
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:iconpridescrossing:
PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
:D Thanks Tea,they are very interesting creatures for sure!
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:iconquaddie:
quaddie Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
YIKES!!!!....they look so freaky Sandy! .....
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:iconpridescrossing:
PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
:D They are kinda scary,but harmless!!
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:iconmorningstarskid:
morningstarskid Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Professional Artist
13-7-21-Locust arise...in military lines..covering everything...God of order,not Chos..
nICE cAPTURE!!
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:iconpridescrossing:
PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
Thanks!
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:iconmorningstarskid:
morningstarskid Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Professional Artist
Welcome!:sun:
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:iconwebworm:
webworm Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
WOW!
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:iconpridescrossing:
PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
:D They were really something!!
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:iconwebworm:
webworm Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
I do understand! Never seen so many of them together!
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:iconpridescrossing:
PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
:):nod:They come out like this every 13/or 17 years!
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:iconwebworm:
webworm Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
So you were lucky!!!
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:iconpridescrossing:
PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
:) :nod:
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:iconlaurasshadesofgrey:
Laurasshadesofgrey Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These are the sounds of summer here, lol yes they are very noisy, but the ones here are not colorful, just black or grey:)
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:iconpridescrossing:
PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
:) They do make quite the noise!!
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:iconpildik:
Pildik Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
They are very beautiful.
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:iconpridescrossing:
PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
:)Thank you!!
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:iconmim304:
mim304 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011   Photographer
Geez! Has it been 13 years ALREADY??!! :ohmygod:
Great pic, but, those little buggers are annoying!! :nod: And, careful with the doggie snacks...made one of mine very sick one year. :puke:
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:iconpridescrossing:
PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
:) :nod:Time sure flies!!Thanks!
Yes they can get sick if the eat to many!!
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:iconfiamella:
Fiamella Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing!
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:iconpridescrossing:
PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
:):hug:Thank you so much!!
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:iconalisonailfinnallan:
AlisonAilfinnAllan Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
kinda creepy:fear:
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:iconpridescrossing:
PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
:giggle::nod:but harmless!!
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:iconiamco:
IamCo Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011   Artist
We have them too, but I haven't seen them on the tree like this
and my dog doesn't eat them, I don't think :giggle:
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:iconpridescrossing:
PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
:)They really seem to love my crab trees
for some reason!!
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:iconiamco:
IamCo Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011   Artist
They love my willow...what's really weird, is when
I'm gardening and I dig one up from the ground :omg:
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:iconpridescrossing:
PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
:):nod:I've done that too very weird indeed!!
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:iconsouhkman:
SouHkman Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
Very amazing :-)
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:iconpridescrossing:
PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
:)I think so too,thanks so much!!
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:iconjujubeeze:
jujubeeze Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
EW! Can you kill them? :omg:
They look like fake, rubber bugs you'd buy at a party store!!
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:iconpridescrossing:
PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
:nod:Yes,but they only live for a few
weeks and they are totally harmless!!
They do look kind of fake!!
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:iconrezzanatakol:
RezzanATAKOL Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
This is great photo by u dear Sandy:))
The colours, the clearty,the tree compositon and to find them already a great thing.
Thank u for sharing:heart:
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:iconpridescrossing:
PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
:):hug:Thank you so much dear Rezzan!!
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:iconecathe:
Ecathe Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
OMG
these are really horrible!
Are dangerous for the man?
If one of these fly near me, I can have a heartache.
I'm really afraid of insects.
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:iconpridescrossing:
PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
:):giggle:They do look kind of scary,
but they really are harmless,just annoying!!
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:iconangelia61:
Angelia61 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconwowplz: :faint:
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:iconpridescrossing:
PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
:):hug:Thank you so much Angelia!!
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:iconinkeriart:
Inkeriart Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh...wow...drown out your lawnmaker....OH....WOW...I have never heard of them, but they sound like someting out of a horror movie. They come out of the ground every 13 years to make???? I'm so stunned right now....I have to fave this, even thought they gross me out and fascinate me at the same time, LOL! I'm glad your dog is happy, hehehe!!!
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:iconpridescrossing:
PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
:):nod:It does sound like a horror movie,
but they really are harmless,and they don't
live for very long!Thanks!!:hug:
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:iconinkeriart:
Inkeriart Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)
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:iconfrenchfox:
frenchfox Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
It's an impressive photo ! :omfg:
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:iconpridescrossing:
PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
:):hug:Thank you so much Renard!!
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:iconcozycomfycouch:
CozyComfyCouch Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Professional Photographer
YUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG HOW YUCK!!!!!!!! im going to have nightmares tonight! LOL

COOL SHOT! :D
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:iconpridescrossing:
PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
:laughing:They really are harmless,I catch them in my hand!!
Thanks hon,hope you don't have nightmares!!
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CozyComfyCouch Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
:giggle: omg hehehe I hate bugs! I don't even know how you can catch them! Lol How is your daughter? How is everything going?
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PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
:D :laughing:I'm a Tom-Boy at heart!!
Things are great,my daughter is well and
has a beautiful healthy baby boy now!!
Our vacation was great,except I caught a
lousy cold just before we came home and really
haven't felt good at all,but I'm sure it will
pass soon!!
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CozyComfyCouch Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Professional Photographer
:D hehe Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!! YAY! baby boy? Wonderful! :dance: so excited!!!!! Sorry you caught a cold. :( I've had a bad cold all week. My cough is really bad. I hope it goes away soon. Hang in there Sandy. Lots of rest and tea. :hug: Congratulations again! How wonderful! I wish your daughter and the baby all the best! :hug:
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PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
:) :nod:Yes they have their little boy now,
his name is Wyatt Owen he weighs 8 pounds 14
ounces,he has blonde hair right now and blue
eyes(they are hoping they will stay blue)every
thing went well,but having a second c-section
is always harder than the first so her recovery
will take a little longer,wish I could have stayed
there longer so I could help out,but her hubby is
home and he is a great help to her!!
Your cold sounds like what I have,I can't quit coughing,
it makes it very hard to sleep,hopefully it will go away
soon for both of us!!:love:ya!!
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