Vegas Grasshopper Swarm Looks Like Thunderstorm On Radar

Those aren't clouds.

Those are grasshoppers.

And they are swarming Las Vegas.

And if you want the terror to really sink in, you should know that Indian Springs and Dolan Springs, two of the locations on that map, are about 100 miles apart.


I don't know how many grasshoppers fit in one square foot, much less one square mile, but that's a ridiculous amount of bugs.

We're talking like plague status.

Do you think they were confused by the Luxor? Are they just programmed to plague places with pyramids?

(Hold on. I'm consulting Exodus. In the meantime, check out this awful visual.)

(Then again, if God is going to send down a new set of plagues, Las Vegas does make sense...)

According to CNN, it is all happening because of this year's rainfall. The area usually gets about 2.38 inches by this time in the year, so this year's 4.63 inches so far has basically super-fueled the six-legged friends.

Jeff Knight is a state entomologist with the Nevada Department of Agriculture.

"It appears through history that when we have a wet winter or spring, these things build up often down below Laughlin and even into Arizona. We'll have flights (of grasshoppers) about this time of the year, migrations, and they'll move northward. We have records clear from the '60s of it happening, and I have seen it ... at least four or five times in my 30-plus years. There are some special weather conditions that trigger the migration."

I guess you could say there's a lot of buzz in Vegas...

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