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Old 03-24-2017, 12:58 PM
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Rumor has it grackles eat crickets. Here in Austin we have grackles and the largest freetail bat colony in the world and we still have cricket plagues.

A few years ago, they were enlarging the UT football stadium. They were working at night when it's cooler and had some pretty powerful lights set up to work by. The result that the Thursday before the Saturday night game, the stadium was chock full of crickets. some bright soul decided the thing to do would be to power-wash the seating. Which resulted in mounds of dead crickets piled up in the corners. These baked and cooled and baked and cooled until game time. The stench was unbearable and many of us left before half-time. And this was when we didn't suck.