Our Mormon crickets are amateurs next to these. Nobody is alive anymore to recall the Rocky Mountain locust swarms. They were equally overwhelming.


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Wow, that's overwhelming - likely trillions of them on the wing now!? Thanks for sharing that.


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On Tue, May 5, 2020 at 4:24 PM Miller, Scott <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

As most of us are under various coronavirus restrictions, just be glad you donít have locusts too.  Here is a very impressive new video story from the Washington Post on the second wave of locusts in Kenya.