Tough On Crickets, Tough On The Causes Of Crickets…

Whew! Oxford Police, keeping us all safe…

An insect enthusiast has been warned by police after releasing 1,000 crickets into his garden because he likes the noise they make.

Daniel Emlyn-Jones bought the crickets for £40 from an online shop that sells live food for reptiles, then set them free in his garden to recreate the sounds of their Mediterranean home.

Although his neighbours enjoyed the sound of the crickets, police still issued Mr Emlyn-Jones with a warning because the foreign insects could harm the local wildlife.

Not that I’m poo-poohing the threat of invasive species, but really, you wonder if they don’t have more serious issues regarding invasive species that demand their attention, don’t you?

4 comments for “Tough On Crickets, Tough On The Causes Of Crickets…

  1. September 9, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    I have a paddock full of Roos if he wants them.

  2. September 9, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    By Jiminy !!!!

  3. Ed P
    September 10, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Were they good Christian crickets?
    (They come over here, etc., etc., “it’s just not cri…”

  4. September 11, 2013 at 1:21 am

    The crickets, I guess, were from a local reptile shop because geckos etc like to eat them.

    They could prove to be a pain in the arse for a little while in summer but not a single one will get through a British winter so their ‘invasive species’ potential is zero.

    He’d have to buy a new batch every summer. Even if he did that every year, they’d still all be wiped out in winter.

    Fortunately, they’re very cheap.

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