This spring, something momentous is happening in New Jersey: The cicadas are emerging. Every 17 years, they arise — but they might just be drawing out a spookier, more dangerous New Jersey predator.

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Of course, we don’t know for sure that any copperheads will be in your backyard (although we can almost guarantee that you will see and hear the cicadas) but with all the cicadas that are emerging, it’s a strong possibility they’ll be roaming, so be aware while outdoors and wear shoes!

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