Millions of moths invade animal sanctuary pig pen
The owner of a New Mexico animal sanctuary said she was shocked to discover some unwanted animals had invaded her pig pen -- a massive swarm of millions of moths.
Tamara Hubbard of the Santuario De Karuna in Tijeras said she heard one of the pigs living at the sanctuary crying out in distress at night and rushed to investigate.
"I came out of the house and noticed the light was on," Hubbard told KOB-TV. "I must have inadvertently bumped it cause I don't know. I couldn't count them, a million moths."
Hubbard said there were so many moths she couldn't see the white paint on the walls.
"Oh my God we are under siege," she can be heard saying in cellphone video of the swarm. "This is bad, this is so bad, oh my God they are all over me."
Hubbard said she got the moths to disperse by shutting off the light.
Insect expert Richard Fagerlund said moths are swarming in the area due to dry weather.
"It's so dry out that they are coming out of the mountains and out of the desert because there's no rain, they are coming to town because they can sense the moisture," he said.
Argh! Yes that certainly is a lot of moths. I am glad they gave an update on the pig in the video. Poor thing.I'm not sure there were "millions" of moths in this New Mexico incident, but there were certainly a lot of them ...
The video illustrates how densely the moths were gathered at the site.
SOURCE (WITH VIDEO): https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2020/0...nvade-animal-sanctuary-pig-pen/6441589919235/
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news...ning-just-a-50-mile-wide-cloud-of-flying-antsA swarm of flying ants has been caught on a weather radar over the south-east coast of England. The Met Office’s radar imagery picked up the cloud of ants, about 50 miles (80 km) wide, over Kent and Sussex. Smaller swarms can be seen over London.
That's a nightmare, there.
Recycle those cicada shells!
These miniature monster models are made from discarded cicada shells
These monstrosities were originally shared by the Twitter account for the horror film podcast the Rotating Chair — which is fitting, because they are the stuff of awesome nightmares.
As far as I can tell, they are originally from Twitter user @ride_hero_, who is supposedly a student in Osaka, Japan and has been doing this for several years now. ...
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Thanks to extreme drought conditions and last year’s fairly large population of the dry climate–loving insect, concerningly dense swarms of grasshoppers are descending on the Western United States. The outbreak is causing concern amongst farmers across the West, from Utah to Wyoming to Montana, who are worried for their crops and livelihoods ...