Grasshoppers Invade CA Town [VIDEO]

It’s not uncommon for the population of some towns to swell during the summertime, especially towns in states that border an ocean.  But one West Coast town is wishing their visitors would do a little more to help the economy.

FOX News Radio’s Chris Hoenig explains:

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Herald, California.  Population 1,184, not counting the new visitors to this 8-square-mile Sacramento suburb…and there are quite a few of them.

(Moe Gunter) “Ummm…50 million!”

They’re hungry, too – eating their weight in food every couple of days.  That’s because they’re grasshoppers.  Some residents are getting used to them.  Others are bugging out.

(Hailena Gunter) “They kinda freak me out.  Like, they jump on you, like, when you walk by.  And you’re like, ‘What’s on me?!?’ and then you shake your leg.”

Entomologists say a wet winter two years ago led to a spike in grasshopper births.  A dry winter this year has made food scarce, leading them to congregate in this little town.

Chris Hoenig, FOX News Radio.

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