USDA wants you to kill this bug on sight

(WWLP) — The Department of Agriculture is asking residents in New England and beyond to kill one specific bug on sight. Invasive pest spotted laternfly found in Vermont That bug is the spotted lanternfly. It’s a colorful, polka-dotted moth that is completely harmless to humans, but it leaves a secretion that is extremely deadly to … Read more

Giant tortoise filmed ‘deliberately’ hunting, eating a baby bird in first documented video of its kind

(NEXSTAR) – Video of a giant tortoise hunting down and eating a baby bird is leaving biologists a little shell-shocked. The video, filmed in July on Fregate Island in the Seychelles, has been released as part of a recent study published in the scientific journal Current Biology. In the clip, the tortoise (Aldabrachelys gigantea) is … Read more

Fireflies or lightning bugs?

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Have you ever stood in a field on a warm summer evening, when all of a sudden you see tiny bright lights popping up in your field of view in the dark? Those glowing bugs signal the unofficial start of the season! Facebook has a ‘hoe’ problem, gardening group says Fireflies, … Read more

Thousands of dead fish line Lake Ontario shores

IRONDEQUOIT, N.Y. (WROC) — If you’ve been to Lake Ontario recently, you might have noticed thousands of little dead fish all along the shoreline. From an environmental perspective, many are asking whether it’s the result of a larger scale issue, like climate change, or a more localized issue like pollution. FDA: Don’t eat cicadas if … Read more

Hunter finds dead bald eagle still clutching the head of a deer: ‘It was pretty crazy’

(NEXSTAR) – An eagle-eyed turkey hunter from Wisconsin made a wild discovery earlier this week. Bald eagle undergoes surgery after crashing into Buffalo building Neal Herrman had already harvested a bird when he decided to continue scouting at other properties nearby on Wednesday. While on the hunt, he stumbled across something much more fowl than … Read more

‘Hawkward’ encounter: Cyclist’s cam captures hawk’s dive-bomb

CLOVIS, Calif. (KSEE) — A California cyclist had a close encounter with a hawk and caught the entire incident on his helmet cam. Cicadas are coming! App maps where millions emerge in the eastern US The hawk divebombed chief photographer Kevin Mahan at NEWS10’s sister station in Fresno. Mahan captured the hawk on film as … Read more

Cicadas are coming! App maps where millions emerge in the eastern US

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Here’s an app that’s meant to be a bit buggy. With millions of cicadas reemerging after 17 years underground, Cicada Safari is offering its users an opportunity to share photos of the noisy insects so their progression can be mapped. Biologist names newly discovered insect after coronavirus The app, created by Mount … Read more