Science: Tick, Buzz, It's That Time Again Locusts?

No, it's the 17-year cicada, creating a racket

One of the first to spot the invasion in the South was retired Textile Worker Hugh Salmons, who on May 9 saw the glistening bodies on the willow oaks in his front yard in Elkin, N.C. The next morning, Judy Carpenter, 32, of Blairsville, Ga., was in the backyard playing softball with her daughter when she saw the intruder, its red eyes glinting in the sun and its clawed front feet pulling it through the grass. Within 24 hours she had collected 21 of them in a jar from the rhododendron bush in front of the house.

After nearly two decades...

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