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Residents in South Carolina are calling the police due to excessive noise from cicadas

Emerging cicadas in Newberry County, South Carolina, are so loud that residents mistook them for sirens or a loud roar, prompting calls to the sheriff’s office. Sheriff Lee Foster clarified on Facebook that the noise is just male cicadas singing to attract mates after being dormant for over a decade. Trillions of red-eyed periodical cicadas are emerging in the eastern U.S. on 13 or 17-year cycles, with their collective songs as loud as jet engines. Foster reassured residents that while the noise may be annoying, the cicadas pose no danger to humans or pets, as it is simply nature at work.


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