Billions Of Cicadas Begin Swarming East Coast

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Billions Of Cicadas Begin Swarming East Coast

After 17 years underground, as many as one trillion so-called Brood II cicadas are beginning to emerge along the East Coast for their brief two- to four-week adulthood, during which time they will sing, feed, mate, and lay eggs. What do you think?

  • “God, I’m getting sick of those things. Every single fucking 17 years.”

    Edward Floret
    Ski Patroller
  • “Myself, I’ve always enjoyed Brood I much more.”

    Patricia Deschamps
  • “What a coincidence. I’m also thinking of emerging on the East Coast to feed and hopefully mate.”

    Lionel Tracy
    Meat Smoker