Wired came out recently with an article entitled, “The Cicadas Are Coming. Let’s Eat Them!”
Never heard of a Cicada? Here’s what this insect looks like:
And YES, they can be that BIG. Trust me, I’ve seen ’em in Oklahoma. And I’ve heard them. This is what Cicadas sound like when they emerge from the ground to terrorize us for a few weeks in the summer:
From the Wire article: “They’re like crickets with musical-theater degrees—dramatic, loud, committed to a splashy outfit change. And while some people will delight in their natural spectacle, others will just want to be rid of them. There is, however, another reaction: Grab a fork and knife.“
The Wired article claims that Cicadas are “a source of free-range, no-cost, eco-friendly protein.”
Well, that may be true but there’s NO WAY I’m eating these creatures. My cats have captured and released Cicadas. Even the feline predators wont eat ’em!
If my cats are smart enough to not eat these creatures, there’s no way I’m eating them!