The Jerusalem Post - Residents of Israel's South may have found themselves pestered by pests over the weekend as a veritable plague of locusts swarmed the area.
The cloud of yellow insects flew into the areas surrounding Eilat and the Arava, with some even coming from the sea.
The yellow color is an indication of their age, as these bugs are mature and skilled fliers, Amir Balaban, urban nature director for the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI), explained in a statement.
Throughout history, locusts have been symbolic of major devastation. As depicted in legends and ancient texts all over the world, plagues of locusts were said to caused famines, human migrations and untold destruction, the most famous example being the biblical plague of locusts in the Exodus.
This reputation is indeed warranted, as while these swarms normally pose little serious danger to agriculture,.....READ MORE & SEE THE VIDEO
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