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  •  might have been a jerusalem cricket. (5+ / 0-)
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    Almost 2 inches long & ugly.  

    "I think it is much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers that might be wrong." Richard Feynman

    by leema on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 03:42:33 PM PST

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    •  no... (5+ / 0-)

      and funny, I don't have a creep reaction to those crickets!!  LOL  they are cave crickets for sure.  

      Makes me wonder if in general it's just being in the basement that makes them extra creepy.  I have always been weirded out by the basement in the house - since i was a kid!  Maybe that creepy factor has oozed into these crickets... that and having them jump at me and at my face if I'm bending over getting something.  ugh.

      I could let the cats roam the basement, but it needs serious organizing and my sibs to come and get their stuff.  I don't let the cats roam down there... but I know they'd make short shrift of them all if I did!  :)

      All the suffering of this world arises from a wrong attitude.The world is neither good or bad. It is only the relation to our ego that makes it seem the one or the other - Lama Anagorika Govinda

      by kishik on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 04:14:59 PM PST

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    •  Someplace I have a great set of photos of one (6+ / 0-)

      ... but damned if I can find 'em.  I'm sorting and labeling all my photos, but it's a huge project.

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