When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When life swarms you with cicadas, upload it to YouTube.
KSNT reporter Katya Leick, 24, was filming a segment while standing in a tank at Fort Riley, Kansas, earlier this week. But the bugs weren't making it easy for her.
“Every time I tried to start talking, they’d come. I was like, ‘I need to hold it together, come on, I just have to get this done with’,” she told ABC News.
The struggle was REAL😂😂😖😖😂😂 https://t.co/6OShjwqiLw
— Katya Leick KSNT (@KatyaKSNT) June 10, 2015
She shared a montage of herself swatting at the insects. Although they're big and kind of gross-looking, cicadas are totally harmless, even if they're landing on your face.
Fortunately, it wasn't a live segment. The Topeka station ran with the video:
— KSNT News (@KSNTNews) June 10, 2015