Thursday, August 29, 2013

What The Heck Is It?

I spotted it from the deck. What are you??? I said to myself as I started down the stairs. As I got closer I saw the nasty, nasty claw like legs and thought, I am out of here.....BUT...I needed more and so did Goddess, she loves researching things and educating herself on things that interest her so we headed back down. She hoped to put it in something so we could inspect it closer. We couldn't find her bug finder so we settled for one of our sand toys.

When I got to here and noticed the nasty eyes I thought...OK...looks like the bug is gone and this is the outside skin or exoskeleton. IDK.

 Here is Goddess wondering if she could scoop it into a sand toy before she decided it would probably touch her hand if she did so. Those claws creeped us out.

So...she got the video camera instead. I love the end.


  1. It's a cicada. They live 13 to 17 years underground as a grub, which metamorphs into a nymph that claws its way out of the ground and climbs up to break out from the nymph shell, and turns into an adult to mate and start the cycle all over again. They are completely harmless to humans.

  2. eww...whatever it is it looks scary to me!

  3. We call them locus shells. Kids like to hang them on their clothes for fun.

  4. We have locus shells all over the place :-)


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