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Old 08-28-2020, 12:21 PM
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If you don't like the husk, you really might not be fond of the adult!

Remember this guy? Well yesterday I was outside and heard a crazy loud cicada sound going on for a couple minutes. Went looking and found out what was going on. I was having Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom happen right in front of me, 20' from basket #8 on KMDGC.

I've heard of Cicada Killers before. I'm sure that I have seen them before, too, but didn't know what they were. Now I do.



The struggle probably lasted 10 minutes with the killer finally making a meal out of its catch.
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Old 08-28-2020, 02:21 PM
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Thanks. Never knew there were wasps called Cicada Killers.

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I was having Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom happen right in front of me, 20' from basket #8 on KMDGC.
So, you (Jim) were doing the dirty work, while Marlin had the cushy, safe position?


Used to watch that show all the time, when I was a kid. Jim Fowler always got the business end of the animal.

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Old 08-28-2020, 02:41 PM
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I've always liked wasps. Now I know why.

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Old 08-28-2020, 03:33 PM
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Cicada killers are super common around here. They like to dig holes under the edges of cement patios and similar things. They are usually solitary, unlike other wasps, or in mated pairs. The males are HUGE. Like, twice the size of my thumb huge. Totally harmless, though. They used to like flying through my legs when we had a couple of nests in the back yard, which...takes some getting used to, lol!

The females are much smaller but still large. They stun Cicadas with their venom, drag the still living meal back to the nest, and lay an egg (eggs?) on it so when the egg hatches it has a fresh meal waiting.

First time I saw one, before I knew what they were, I was all, "OH HELLZ NO!@!!! RUN!!!"

Cool insect, though.

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Old 08-28-2020, 04:09 PM
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Remember this guy? Well yesterday I was outside and heard a crazy loud cicada sound going on for a couple minutes. Went looking and found out what was going on. I was having Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom happen right in front of me, 20' from basket #8 on KMDGC.

I've heard of Cicada Killers before. I'm sure that I have seen them before, too, but didn't know what they were. Now I do.



The struggle probably lasted 10 minutes with the killer finally making a meal out of its catch.
Awesome pic. These are scary azz bugs!! As Juke says, gentle giants. Try telling my monkey brain that though.

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Old 08-29-2020, 08:11 AM
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Old 08-29-2020, 09:04 AM
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There are A LOT of cicada killers at Lake Township Park. Especially on hole 10.

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Old 08-31-2020, 08:37 AM
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Old 08-31-2020, 12:32 PM
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Not exactly a critter, but we get some big fungi out here.


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Old 08-31-2020, 12:52 PM
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Not exactly a critter, but we get some big fungi out here.
Yowzer. Edible?
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