Boy Sweeps Hundreds of Cicadas Off Porch

StoryfulPublished: June 29, 2017
Published: June 29, 2017

Richelle Smart, a resident of Mansfield, Ohio, shared a video and several pictures of cicadas that had swarmed her porch on June 3. The insects were so plentiful that her 7-year-old son, Dillon, took a broom and swept them into a pile before scooping them into a brown paper bag and getting rid of them.A 17-year cicada cycle is nearing its end in Ohio. The insect spends that long burrowed in the ground, then emerges and sheds its exoskeleton.

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