The call is coming from inside the city.
The call of the cicada! After a string of hot days, the Brood II cicada invasion of New York City has finally begun. For the moment, at least, it seems to be limited mostly to Staten Island, where reports of cicadas emerging from the ground in large numbers are flooding Twitter.
Just had an official cicada sighting twitter.com/carlgallo/stat…— Carl (@carlgallo) May 22, 2013
Most Staten Islanders are pretty unhappy about this development:
I'm literally having a panic attack about walking to my car and seeing cicadas. I really wish I wasn't scared of bugs— Taylor Nicole Cohen (@taylorcohenn) May 22, 2013
It just took me 10 minutes to walk to my car because of the cicadas I sincerely wish I was kidding— Brianna Del Priore (@brianna_del) May 22, 2013
Okay I was wrong, cicadas will be the death of me #skeevedbeyondbelief— Marissa (@MarissaSmilesX0) May 22, 2013
These cicadas are skeeving me the fuck out— Lord Disick (@petetacopino) May 22, 2013
The only cicadas on my block are now dead thanks to me and my dad crushing the living shit out of them :)))— Marco Costanza (@Supmarc0) May 22, 2013
cicadas are officially in my backyard and at my doorstep...... every man for themselves— Christie (@Christie0417) May 22, 2013
Just trying to enjoy a nice walk in Annandale but there are FCKING CICADAS EVERYWHERE— Alex Avarino (@alexavarino) May 22, 2013
GAGGING CAUSE CICADAS— NicoleMullan (@RunDMCbby) May 22, 2013
Most, but not all (WARNING: THIS VINE IS KIND OF GROSS):