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CONUS Archive
230183
13 YEAR OLD CICADAS (5/22/2002)
JONESBORO, ARKANSAS
PKG
5/22/2002
45:49
1:18
:00 Frances Lowery, Hearing Cicadas Jonesboro, Arkansas 1:11 Ryan Vaughan, Reporting
WOMAN SOT, CU OF CICADAS, CICADAS ON TREE, CU OF CICADAS CRAWLING ON TREE, WOMAN SOT, CICADA ON TREE, VARIOUS SHOTS OF CICADAS ON TREES AND CRAWLING ON GROUND.
SPRING HAS ARRIVED AND AFTER 13 YEARS, SO HAVE THE CICADAS
LEAD: AROUND THE NATION, PEOPLE ARE HEARING A VERY ANNOYING NOISE COMING FROM A CREATURE IN THEIR YARDS. MANY ARE PUZZLED, IT'S A NOISE OF NATURE THEY HAVE NEVER HEARD. RYAN VAUGHAN IS IN JONESBORO, ARKANSAS WITH AN ANSWER TO THE BUGGY NOISE. (TAKE PKG) SCRIPT: (SOT - FRANCIS "They keep getting louder and louder.") IF YOU HAVEN'T HEARD YET ... THEY'RE BACK. . . AT LEAST IN SOME PARTS OF THE MID-SOUTH CICADA'S ARE DIGGING OUT FROM THEIR UNDERGROUND HOMES AND CAUSING A MAJOR RUCKUS, JUST ASK JONESBORO'S FRANCES LOWERY. (SOT - FRANCES "It started out just a few and then every night they get louder and louder.") THE GROUP OF CICADAS THAT ARE CURRENTLY LOOMING IN FRANCES' TREES ARE BELIEVED TO BE BROOD 23 OF THE 13-YEAR PERIODICAL CICADA. WHICH MEANS THESE LITTLE CRITTERS HAVEN'T SEEN THE LIGHT OF DAY SINCE 19-89! (SOT - FRANCES "It is constant every day, they are just climbing up and trees, in fact there is getting to be too many on one of the trees.") THE UNIQUE WHIRLING SOUND OF THE CICADA IS THE RESULT OF AIR BEING FORCED THROUGH SPECIAL ABDOMINAL STRUCTURES OF THE BUG. THE REASON THEY MAKE THE NOISE ... LETS JUST SAY, IT SORT OF A PICK UP LINE TO THE BUGS. IF YOU ARE HEARING THE CICADAS NOW, LOOK FOR THE ANNOYING NOISE TO CONTINUE FOR AT LEAST ANOTHER 4 TO 6 WEEKS. (SOT - FRANCES "It gets louder as it has this way ... and I don't know if I can stay here or not.") IN JONESBORO, RYAN VAUGHAN, K8 NEWS
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Keywords

CICADAS; INSECTS
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