Nature Remains Terrifying: Watch Millions Of Locusts Swarm The Capital Of Madagascar

08.29.14 6 Comments

When you first watch this video, it looks like maybe leaves or some sort of debris is being blown around by the wind above a busy intersection in Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar. But if you keep watching to the 0:30 mark, you’ll see the camera tilt down to the ground and reveal that HOLY SH*T SO MANY LOCUSTS. LOCUSTS EVERYWHERE.

A swarm of millions of locusts descended upon Madagascar’s capital of Antananarivo on Aug. 28, slowing traffic and blotting out the skies over the city.

Fully-formed clouds of the insects, which have plagued the African nation for more than two years, whizzed through the city’s streets after an urban heat wave attracted the bugs away from their usual rural surroundings. [ABC News]

There are obvious Biblical overtones here, as a swarm of locusts was one of the 10 Plagues of Egypt, but there’s also the possibility that the Madagasdan version of Wu-Tang Clan is getting ready to drop an album. Could go either way.

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