Monday, March 4, 2013

Locusts Swarm Egypt

In what looks like a reenactment of one of the ten plagues in the Biblical Book of Exodus, an estimated 30 million locusts have descended upon Egypt, and have caused Israel to issue an alert.  Locust swarms are common in that region during this time of year, but this swarm is unusually large.

Read more at CBS News, Time, the Atlantic Wire, the Mail Online, ABC News and Haaretz, which reports that "several thousand" locusts have gone into the Negev, the southern desert region of Israel.  From the Atlantic Wire comes this video.  At around the 1:00 mark, you can hear the noise from the locusts.

1 comment:

  1. The locusts have entered Israel and the Israelis are fighting them with every means necessary. Their survival in farming depends on it.

    Funny how Egypt did almost nothing and Israel is fighting tooth and nail.