Biblical scenes: Billions of locusts descend onto Madagascar capital (PHOTOS)


B00Mer
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Biblical scenes: Billions of locusts descend onto Madagascar capital (PHOTOS)



Madagascar has been taken over by uncountable numbers of locusts. This year, the leaf munchers' invasion has not only brought fears of food shortages - the country's capital city residents are also at risk, as some catch the toxic insects for food.

The sky over the Madagascar capital Antananarivo has turned dark - an endless stream of locusts has brought biblical scenes.



The country is suffering from a locust plague for the third year running, as billions of insects are on their annual migration route.



In 2012, the government declared a national emergency and allowed the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to launch a pesticide campaign. Over a million hectares of farmlands have been treated with pesticides, but the locusts are still multiplying.



After wiping out fields of crops and prompting fears of food shortages (some 13 million people's incomes could be threatened by the invasion, according to FAO), new hordes of locusts were brought to the country's capital by a heat wave in the Central Highlands region.



But in Antananarivo, it's the locusts who become food for some of the city residents. People catch the low-flying bugs to eat. As many insects are contaminated by pesticides, the situation is quite dangerous, putting people's health at risk.



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Nuggler
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I counted them and there's only slightly over 22.5 million.

MEDIA !....................HAH !

 
gopher
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if they were contaminated by pesticide they would be dead - therefore, fear not and feast upon those creatures and get a full belly
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by gopherView Post

if they were contaminated by pesticide they would be dead - therefore, fear not and feast upon those creatures and get a full belly

You have to twist off the head and pull out the spinal cord, then they are non-toxic and quite tasty when roasted.
 
gopher
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

You have to twist off the head and pull out the spinal cord, then they are non-toxic and quite tasty when roasted.



A few years ago locusts made the mistake of invading Gopherland - the rodents here descended on them like feeding time for elephants at the zoo. Many of my fellow rodents got them by the bucket full and did just that - decapitated them, pulled out the spinal cord, and roasted them for a feast of a lifetime. I bet those varmints won't be coming back any time soon.


RODENT POWER!
 
MHz
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I'm pretty sure God isn't going to mistake one place for another even with Him being away for awhile.
 
QuebecCanadian
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Man! A billion web moderators all in one place??
 
gopher
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Quote: Originally Posted by MHzView Post

I'm pretty sure God isn't going to mistake one place for another even with Him being away for awhile.



free food for all - how beneficent of the goddess to provide all that and more
 
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