Mole Crickets (SOL #28)

Have you ever heard of mole crickets? I hadn’t before yesterday. While my husband and I were at my brother’s house in Florida, my sister-in-law told us that one day she found her dog barking at something strange on the back porch. She went out to investigate, and found this:


A mole cricket, she later discovered it was called. She said that she covered it up with a plastic cup before getting it out of the yard. 

I had never heard of these before, and my husband and I found them really creepy. Being from Ohio, we had no idea what they are. Florida has some strange creatures. 

I’m just hoping that we don’t encounter any during the rest of our stay!