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Have You Seen This? Video proof that locust plagues are real
Dashcam video in Russia shows what looks like a massive sand storm until the driver hits a wall of swarming locusts. - photo by Martha Ostergar
THE BIBLE When locusts start swarming it means a plague of biblical proportions, no matter what the date is.

Thats just whats happening in Russia this year. A swarm of locusts is making its way across the Republic of Dagestan, leaving devastated crops in its wake and causing the government to declare a state of emergency. As of July 18, over 114,000 hectares (about 282,000 acres) of farmland have been affected, according to Dagestans Ministry of Agriculture and Food.

Sometimes its hard to imagine this level of destruction until you actually see what this many insects in one place looks like. When theyre on the ground eating, its basically a moving blanket of live bugs. (The opposite of cozy.) That in itself has its own level of hideousness, but the horror of them flying in a swarm is quite another.

In this dashcam video, youll see the experience from the point of view of a truck driver. At first, it looks like hes driving into a massive dirt or sand storm, but then the bugs hit.

Its an incredible sight and sound that no amount of words can fully describe. Lets just say Im eternally grateful that I have never been stuck outdoors when insects of any kind are swarming.

Government officials in Dagestan are using several methods of fumigation to try and ease and stop the current devastation.