Friday, June 04, 2004

Brood X, Underfoot:

There are cicada carcasses everywhere in our part of NJ, and we seem to have no natural predator (dung beetle, ant, whatever) to clean them up. I’ve discovered that many people absolutely do not want to step on a cicada, dead or alive. If you feel that way here, with concentration you can step to avoid them (at least in daylight). If you’re the kind of person who prefers not to step on sidewalk cracks, you already know that this can be done too, with care.
But if you want to step on neither cicadas nor sidewalk cracks, there’s very little hope for you here.
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