Beware Of Extra Copperheads Out Snacking On Cicadas In West Virginia This Spring

One of the many sounds of spring and early summer in West Virginia is the song of the cicada. And this year, that song will be extra loud, as the annual cicadas that hatch out every spring will be joined in some parts of the state by the prolific, 17-year Brood X cicadas. Together, the two strains will treat the state to some deafening music. But there’s another consequence of these hoards of cicadas: they attract venomous copperhead snakes, who love to make a late night snack of these tasty spring insects.

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But it might be a good idea to add ear plugs and sturdy, ankle-protecting boots to your hiking accessories this spring just to be safe! To learn more about the Brood X cicadas expected this year (and which West Virginia counties could see an influx of millions of them this year), head over to this article.

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