We've had a couple of days of  winter weather this week, which means the whole area collectively fell to its knees, shook its fist at the sky, screamed, "Why me, Lord?" and then promptly cancelled school and shut down the government.  Then three hours later, the sun came out and melted all the snow off the roads, making us all feel like idiots.  Nature is funny that way.

More locally, the animals seemed to also sense that the end was coming and risked everything for a meal of a cricket.  Desperate times call for desperate measures.