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Cicadas Reappear After 17 Years in US Northeast

Date:
June 4, 2013
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Summary:
A large brood of periodical cicadas -- insects that spend 17 years underground before surfacing to mate -- are emerging right on schedule in parts of the US northeast. The CBC's Paul Hunter takes a tour with a cicada watcher who is fascinated by the loud and lusty insects, and talks to another man who thinks the buzzing bugs are a tasty treat.


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