On Monday we made first contact. Now we've made second contact.
Since we first heard seventeen year cicadas were spotted in Northern Virginia, we experienced a few days of unseasonably cool weather, which may have held many of the cicadas back -- they wait until the soil 8 inches below the ground reaches a temperature of 64 degrees.
While we are still waiting until we cannot drive our cars or walk our dogs without causing mass-bug-murder, some are licking their lips and preparing to chow down on those low-calorie, gluten-free cicadas invading our yards and parks.
We've pulled a few more of the best Twitter reactions and pictures of cicadas around the area:It is inevitable:
People deep fry EVERYTHING:
Beneath you, the horde is still massing. Ready to overwhelm the world. #cicadas
— Jacob Harris (@harrisj) May 7, 2013
Don't worry, cicadas do not feed on tires:
— Erin Seagraves (@Mrs_Ern) May 17, 2013
Oh god, oh man, oh god! They're everywhere!
— Jay Hawk (@Hawk_nh) May 17, 2013
It's always good to hear from both sides of the story:
— wusa9 (@wusa9) May 17, 2013
Giving literal meaning to "I'm kinda buzzed and it's all because..."
— The Cicada (@TheCicadaSays) May 17, 2013
Every time I've seen this cicada GIF, I've imagined all the cicadas singing Montell Jordan's "This Is How We Do It." twitpic.com/coziw8
— Chris _ _ Richards (@Chris__Richards) May 8, 2013