14 July 2010

Year of the click beetle

It seems as though each year, a different kind of Texas wildlife undergoes a population explosion and decides to visit our house.

We had the year of the woods roach. That was pretty unpleasant. The year of the junebugs wasn’t much better, because the dead ones got everywhere and looked disconcertingly like dry-roasted peanuts. There was the year of the snail invasion; that one mostly troubled our neighbors. Much cuter was the year of the eight squirrels, and the year of the geckos was nice too.

This year seems to be the year of the click beetles. Last night one got itself jammed in the laundry basket, and kept me awake clicking against it until I moved the basket out into the hallway.

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