Friday, September 30, 2016

She's got a cricket to ride...!

The lobby filing cabinet

The baited cricket trap

Sideways video of cricket chirping

There is a cricket under the lobby filing cabinet at my office.  Since I've rescued two crickets so far from this building, I feel it's my job to get this one too.  But the cabinet is too heavy for me to pull out.  I cannot see down the back or sides either, and pulling out the drawers makes it plain that this cricket knows how to hide!  For now, I've put out a plate with a apple slice on it, hoping the cricket is hungry.  It sure is singing loudly!  The video simply is to record the loud cricket chirp.

If anyone has any ideas on how to coax the insect out, please comment! Even having a cat in residence wouldn't help.  The boss is calling it, "Vicky's Cricket".  Everyone is amused by my tenacity at saving this critter.

How did I go from Creepy Cat Stalker to Everything Wild Huntress?

BUT WAIT!  The maintenance crew has decided to pull out the credenza for nice!

The guys were amazing!

Other cricket, moved outside
One more cricket is wrested from the quiet, warm and dry interior, and placed under a dripping wet bush, on this cool, grey day.  Bon Voyage, cricket!  Tell all of your cricket friends that it's a wasted trip to get inside this building; I'll suss them out and put 'em back out.


  1. How very kind of you to save the cricket! And so cool that the maintenance guys moved the credenza for you.

  2. Well, that was so nice of you to rescue the cricket.

  3. That is so sweet of you to rescue the crickets.

  4. MOL! And we thought our mom was the only one to do that catch-and-release thing. Our mom says that was nice thing to do. We say we guess we wouldn't be able to get bug snacks at your house, either. :-(

    We LOVED your post title--it made our mom laugh a lot!

  5. Hehehe - we'd love crickets. Äiti used to have them to feed to various slimy things she kept, many years ago. They would chirp, and escape, and drive the downstairs neighbour NUTS. She even threatened to sue. Hehehehe.

  6. Lucky cricket to have you for the rescue!

  7. They can laugh, but killing a cricket is bad luck!

  8. I'm glad you got the cricket out. That chirping would drive me nuts.

  9. Thank you for rescuing that chirpy thing!

  10. Well, mommy hates bugs, and bein cats, we don't like 'em either, so we think you shoulda just squished da nasty thing. MOL At least da office should be quiet fur a while. Least till another comes hoppin' in. MOL

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena


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