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    Posted May 26, 2011 by
    Jonboy74
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    Columbia, Missouri

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    Missouri Cicada Infestation

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Jonboy74 shot this video on May 26 of an infestation of 13-year cicadas in Columbia, MO, as they begin to emerge from the ground. 'Small numbers of cicadas began emerging approximately 1 week earlier, but the infestation you saw had just ramped up over the last three to four days prior,' he said. 'They seem to love the mature maple trees.'
    - jmsaba, CNN iReport producer

    The 13 year cicada's, brood XIX, are back in Columbia, Missouri. They won't return until 2024. Here's a look at what it's like to walk among and on top of these things. Not for the squeamish!

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