I held my iPhone up to the trees and recorded them singing. Imagine this sound amplified about 200 times.
a better sounding one...
They like to swoop down in great numbers and get tangled up in women's hair, buzzing loudly as they dig deeper and scratch the scalp with their claws. Ok, I made that up. They're actually harmless, aside from making the birds morbidly obese here.
From the Huffington Post:
“There is no toxic component to cicadas,’’ [Grassmere Animal Hospital Veterinarian Carol] Machery said. “I’ve even heard of people storing them in a freezer for dog treats.”
One word on eating them, not no but h-e double hockeysticks no!!! And I'm NOT storing them in my freezer for the dogs! My doggies can have their Beggin' Strips but no bugs, thank you so very much!
A kitteh nom nom noming on a cicada...I have had this happen with my kittehs, in the middle of the freaking night...not something fun to wake up from a dead sleep to! SPOILER! wait for the crunch and see if your back teeth hurt and got cold chills like I did!