Billions Of Cicadas Begin Swarming East Coast

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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 • Vulcanizer


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

Lionel Tracy • Meat Smoker