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    Posted September 4, 2013 by
    Norman, Oklahoma
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    Severe weather

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    Crickets invade Norman, OK


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     mcbee11 is a storm chasing tour guide and car dealership employee in Norman, Oklahoma. He shot this footage of the cricket explosion Tuesday night in western Norman. 'The crickets have been thick for a couple of days now. It's worst at night where there are large lights, but they seem to be everywhere. There are carcasses everywhere in the morning too. It's pretty gross.' The noisy black bugs have appeared earlier than normal this year, with entomologists blaming the recent mild weather. Crushing the crickets apparently makes it worse, as crickets feed on each other's carcasses, but that seems unavoidable. Read more about this story on CNN
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    A cricket swarm of Biblical proportions has invaded Norman, Oklahoma. I've never seen so many in one place.
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