The kids have been finding many cicada(or locust, as we call'm down South) shells, but no actual cicada bug...just it's shell.
However, today Kaleb found this one while the bug was busy discarding his shell! We all gathered around and watched...it was pretty neat! If you click on the above picture, you can see his bulging eye ball.
Apparently this particular cicada is called a Magicicada and only arrives every 13 or 17 years. Some people(weird people) are known to eat these...as barbecued, broiled, baked, sauteed...yum!
Below is Kaleb's little pet completely removed from his shell and climbing up his shirt. :)
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