While I was at Aunt Nelda and Uncle Mike’s house in Greenville, SC last week, my uncle came into the house shaking a huge insect. It sounded like some babies had teamed up for a revolt and were using their rattlers to gather their forces. He always has something up his sleeve, it’s just part of the Kay way, and I never know exactly what to expect. He explained that it was a July Fly, and they’re also called Cicadas. We took it out on the porch and attempted to release it, but the darn thing just didn’t want to fly away. But, every time he shook it, it buzzed like crazy; all the while sitting there like he had not a care in the world. I almost wondered if the noise really came from it because the fly appeared to be so calm.

Ladies and gentlemen, here is the loudest little critter this side of the Mississippi…

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