The Demon In The Yard

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NOW YOU KNOW TERROR AS I DO

Sauce: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerusalem_cricket

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    18 Responses to The Demon In The Yard

    1. Terror? From something so tiny and harmless? Surely you jest.

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    2. That’s clearly one of those “trick” mini-quarters that makes a simple cricket appear as a biblical-plague-style locust.

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    3. HOLY SHIT I GET THESE IN MY HOUSE ALL THE TIME. They terrify me. They make a weird thump when they walk too.

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    4. I still am of the opinion that animals THAT size should at least have the decency to be mammals. Like that spider last night. As big as my fucking hand! Just raced across the room. I was lucky to get it because it was heading for my desk and god knows where it would have hidden.

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    5. saute in honey and butter with some garlic and a bit of onion

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    6. It is a bit squicky, yes, but not as bad as those god-awful cave crickets that jump straight the fuck up into the air. Those sumbitches are creepy as fuck.

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    7. Scary as they are, they are great insect removal machines. I let a bunch loose in a house I was selling and they killed most of the other bugs. Gimme more of them, I say.

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    8. When we were kids, we used to dig these things up by accident all the time. There’s nothing worse than filling up a sand bucket for your sand castle and having some weird ass baby-looking bug come out and stare at you.

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    9. you’ve obviously never seen a weta

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    10. It looks a lot like the insect we in South Africa call a “parktown prawn”. They are SCARY. And they jump AT you, not away from you. And squirt icky stuff if you scare them. And climb on your bed in the middle of the night.

      Just… no.

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    11. I think I accidentally stepped on one of these one night (couldn’t see it). I stepped on the sidewalk and felt something pushing back up… it was actually trying to hold me up off of it. It went crunch before I could react, but for that split second it was a really weird feeling.

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    12. I lost internet access while this was posting 🙁 These things are fucking terrifying and meaty-fleshy looking. The one I found was like four inches long. I moved a piece of wood off the ground in the back yard, and the son of a bitch emerged right out of the dirt like the devil’s own child. They don’t jump and they don’t fly, and it turns out they’re relatively harmless scavengers though rumor is they can bite if you get too close. Also, they’re not actually “crickets”. That makes them sound waaaay too friendly and cute. I hear “cricket”, I think “chinese lucky cricket”, or “a cricket in times square”. I see one of these things and I pee in terror. NOT A FUCKING CRICKET.

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    13. saw one a few days ago in hungary while digging.

      scared me shitless.

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