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Have You Ever Seen a Mole Cricket Before? You’ve Probably Heard Their Song But Didn’t Know It

Have You Ever Seen A Mole Cricket Before?

If you live in certain areas, the weird noise you hear at night near bodies of water may not be made by frogs. Instead, it might actually be a mole cricket. 

While these guys were looking for reptiles one night near a pond in Texas, they kept hearing this weird noise that they initially thought was a singing frog. However, they couldn’t seem to find the source of the sound. After doing a little bit of research they discovered the source of the mysterious noise: the mole cricket.

Just as you would suspect from their name, mole crickets look like a mix of a mole and a cricket. Though they can fly, they spend most of their lives burrowed underground, just like moles.

That high pitched noise you hear at night is actually a mating song sung by male mole crickets in an effort to attract females.

Watch the video to see learn more about these interesting creatures:

So there you have it: if you live in the Southeastern United States, there is a very good chance that you’ve heard the song of a mole cricket at night but just didn’t know it.

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Have You Ever Seen a Mole Cricket Before? You’ve Probably Heard Their Song But Didn’t Know It