Saturday, July 22, 2006


Cigale 2, originally uploaded by smithco.

These little critters hide in the trees around Montpellier. Somehow, these insects, about an inch long, make an astoundingly loud noise. It's kind of a cricket-like noise, but higher pitch and much, much louder. There's almost always at least one per tree and can be heard from pretty much anywhere in the city. They start in the morning and stop when the sun goes down. One more reason as to why I'm not enjoying the summer here.

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