Thursday, August 18, 2011

what the...

this was sitting on the rail when i got to the shop this morning.
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he was huge. when i tried to get a better angle, he flew at me and i screamed like a fool.

27 comments:

Pigtown-Design said...

one of those dive-bombed me the other day! yikes.

Anonymous said...

cicadas are so revolting. we see them flying around at dusk. i much prefer seeing the bats swarm around.

kelleyp said...

love cicadas. so interesting. have you ever seen one come out of its shell. totally mezmerizing. and check out their super cool wings.

jenchak said...

cicada! i actually really like the loud cicada noise in the summertime. they can be jerks to plant life, though.

Sharon @ Ms Magpie Designs said...

We just had "attack of the killer cicada's" here in Tennessee this summer. You'd think you'd get used to seeing them and although my kids played with them while they were everywhere, their scream and darty flying freak me out! My youngest son said they were "cute".

Julie said...

definitely a cicada (like everyone else noted). here's a truly terrifying image of one molting http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/62/Cicada_molting_animated-2.gif/170px-Cicada_molting_animated-2.gif

Michele said...

We LOVE cicadas! ;)

Our son is an entomologist-wanna-be and if we lived closer he would be
right over to add him (or her) to his collection!

xoxo michele

Amber Interiors said...

it's a "nastious prehistoricous evil big birdy creature"...that's my professional analysis of the species.

Shell1221 said...

OMG how big was that? It looks mahoosive!!!Never seen one in my life then again Im in UK I dont think we have them.Scary!

Holly said...

holy sheet. that angle is good enough!

Anonymous said...

This exact same thing happened to me this morning. One came out of the bushes and totally shocked me sending me screaming and then making my poor children cry too!!!

Elisa @ What the Vita said...

omg that is ugly. but yet intriguing. please tell us how big that was!! right now it looks fist sized but that can't be... right? Right? RIGHT? Nightmares tonight...

i suwannee said...

it was bird-size

Danika Herrick said...

Ugh! We had cicadas when I was a kid in New York. I guess they only hatch every so many years. Totally scared the crap out of me and would always land in my hair. Made me the bug-o phobe I am today.
Thanks for the memories, haven't seen one in Boston yet.

Maggie Pearson said...

I think I dated him.

victoria | vmac+cheese said...

HAHAHAHA. Interesting form though. A silhouette drawing needs to be made from this picture -- Furbish logoooo!!!! Or at the very least, t shirts or greeting cards that say "I screamed like a fool."

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Yep, it's summer in the south!

Anonymous said...

Please...only cute donkey pictures from now on!

ArchitectDesign™ said...

omg - these scare me even seeing it HERE -you were so brave taking these photos!

At least I'm skinny said...

I had one on my front door the other night. I didn't see it until it flew at my face. I screamed, too. I literally thought I was dying.

Jen said...

Look at those Sheldon Williams side eyeballs!!

Egy derék asszony said...

Mutant fly.:)

Allison said...

Y'all are cracking me up!

Bromeliad said...

Great story!

You should shellac him and put him in the shop.

Natalie said...

what the hell is that thing??? i would cry.

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