Friday, December 26, 2014

Too cool for cicadas, too hot for a bear?

No sign of the bugs, but a bruin is all over the place

Too cool for cicadas, too hot for a bear?

By now we were supposed to be awash, if that's the word, in cicadas.

But recent cool weather appears to have delayed the much-anticipated/dreaded arrival of the horrid-looking, albeit harmless, bugs in and around South Jersey.

An adorable (yet potentially dangerous) black bear is suddenly everywhere, however -- including Moorestown's Strawbridge Lake, where he was spotted taking a dip.

As temperatures rise past 90 today, perhaps the wandering bear will return to his favorite swimming hole. And perhaps the cicadas, the spawn of a brood that made its last appearance 17 years ago, will emerge at long last.

Kevin Riordan Inquirer Columnist
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