We had 2 huskey dogs 17 years ago. Right before the swarms appeared, those dogs dug up half the yard. We figured they heard the locust young'ns getting ready to come to the surface.
Once you've heard them, you'll never forget.
"Once it comes it's like being attacked by a horde. You can't escape it," said entomologist Dr. Frank Hale.
The horde is the onslaught of cicadas. Not the every-year variety - those big black ones that come to life just once in a great while. And when they do, they're everywhere.
I recall we used to look at their wings to see if there was a "W" there, indicating there would soon be a war.
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