On Monday we made first contact. Now we've made second contact.
Since we first heard seventeen year cicadas were spotted in Northern Virginia, we experienced a few days of unseasonably cool weather, which may have held many of the cicadas back -- they wait until the soil 8 inches below the ground reaches a temperature of 64 degrees.
While we are still waiting until we cannot drive our cars or walk our dogs without causing mass-bug-murder, some are licking their lips and preparing to chow down on those low-calorie, gluten-free cicadas invading our yards and parks.
We've pulled a few more of the best Twitter reactions and pictures of cicadas around the area:
It is inevitable:
People deep fry EVERYTHING:
— Erin Seagraves (@Mrs_Ern) May 17, 2013
Don't worry, cicadas do not feed on tires:
Oh god, oh man, oh god! They're everywhere!
It's always good to hear from both sides of the story:
Giving literal meaning to "I'm kinda buzzed and it's all because..."