If You Live in These States, Brace Yourself for More Copperhead Snakes

If you’ve somehow missed the news—and haven’t seen them with your own eyes—trillions of cicadas have begun emerging from the ground for the first time in 17 years. The cicadas that only come around once every couple of decades are called Brood X, and they may be drawing out some other unwelcome visitors. Yes, it’s not just bugs you need to be on the lookout for. Experts say you might also see an unusual number of copperhead snakes as they come looking for nutrient-packed cicadas to munch on.

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Matt Evans from the Smithsonian National Zoo

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