Man Given Warning by Police for Releasing Crickets into his Yard

Daniel Emlyn-Jones, a school teacher in Oxford, England, bought 1,000 crickets online and released them into his yard because he enjoys the sounds they make. However, he was quickly visited by the police and issued a warning — not for the noise, but because he had violated the Wildlife and Countryside Act, which forbids the release of foreign species because they may disrupt local wildlife.

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Man who released 1,000 crickets in his garden receives police warning

Maths teacher is ticked off by police after after he bought 1,000 CRICKETS online and released them in his garden – because he ‘liked the noise’

Police Warn Man for Releasing 1,000 Foreign Crickets in his Garden


  1. […] to Entomology Today for also posting this story for their […]

  2. […] days ago we wrote about Daniel Emlyn-Jones, a British man who was so enamored with the sounds of crickets that he let 1,000 …, only to be told by the authorities that he wasn’t allowed to do so because they were not a […]

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