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genec 07-05-20 08:59 AM

Got 'em!
Normally I don't mind the sounds of nature... birds singing, waves crashing, frogs bellowing, even crickets chirping...

But... this one cricket was making my life miserable... It had somehow found it's way into the area under/behind my refrigerator, where no doubt, it was quite warm, which encouraged very rapid chirping... And this guy sounded like a motor bearing gone bad. If I happened to go to the fridge at night... and just opened the door, "jiminy" would suddenly go quiet. But just as I would try to fall asleep... he would sing out his loudest song.

Well, yesterday, it must have been too warm back there behind the fridge, and he left his safe spot... and moved under a corner table... somewhere, deep, back, and hard to find.

If I jostled the table or chairs... he went quiet. But he was more "out" now, and the song was even louder... that motor bearing gone bad, over and over and over again... echoing in my kitchen, carrying into my bedroom.

So, awakened by fireworks, time and time again last night (long after the "official" shows) and then kept awake by "jiminy..." I took a strong flashlight and looked way under the table... and out he hopped... and in my rage, I smashed him flat!

Ahhhh... the quiet, later, last night, was almost deafening. Almost. ;)

ahsposo 07-05-20 09:00 AM

I've reported you to PETA.

genec 07-05-20 09:01 AM


Now I'll probably have to raise an orphan family of the little noisemakers...

Hondo Gravel 07-05-20 10:39 AM

Originally Posted by ahsposo (Post 21570224)
I've reported you to PETA.


Not sure is smashed crickets are any good. But they sure make great bait when out fishing.

ahsposo 07-05-20 12:45 PM

Using crickets as bait is like cheating. Not that there is anything wrong with cheating...

no motor? 07-05-20 12:48 PM

Like you know how to play fair Mr old age and trechary.

ahsposo 07-05-20 12:52 PM

Originally Posted by no motor? (Post 21570573)
Like you know how to play fair Mr old age and treachery.


Paint Job Steve 07-05-20 07:39 PM

I relate and I get vicarious satisfaction with your mush job..I got a little bird in my neighborhood that starts chirping about 4:30 am every morning. Don't want to hurt him but oh man when he starts if I had a wrist rocket and a clear line of sight I'd take his head off.

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