Monday, May 4, 2015

Now come the locusts..

What plague will be next!?


There is a fascinating story making the rounds online.. Originally reported in the Courier Mail in the UK,  PLAGUES of locusts have been devouring their way through the state’s central west compounding the hardships suffered by drought-affected farmers.

Get this..Matthew Killoran writes,
More than 150 swarms have been reported to Biosecurity Queensland so far this year, with some reported to be more than 40ha in size and thick enough to “black out the sky”.

While their activity has been dying down as winter approaches, there are fears eggs are lying dormant waiting to return in favourable weather conditions.

There were only 15 swarms reported throughout the state from 2011 and 2013.

But before you get ready for a Christian style rapture, keep in mind that this pest is somewhat normal and there are stories from history of it happening.

And while that’s fine and dandy, just picture a wall of locusts flying at you..

Maybe it’s time to consider harvesting them.
I hear they can be tasty morsels of crunchy flavor.

 

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