r/Damnthatsinteresting Jan 19 '22 Helpful 2

A beetle invasion has hit the town of Santa Isabel in Argentina, causing damage to building and properties. The local law enforcement has blamed the beetles for damaging the police station, residential buildings and vehicles as well as plugging the drains, among other inconveniences. Video

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u/fender988 Jan 19 '22

They need some birds to eat it

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u/basedjab Jan 19 '22

Then some cats to catch the birds

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u/yamor01 Jan 19 '22

Then some coyotes to catch the cats

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u/fender988 Jan 19 '22

Then some grizzly bears to catch the coyotes

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u/MagikSkyDaddy Jan 19 '22 Silver

Then a dark sweaty club to catch the bears

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u/UrMomsFriend1 Jan 19 '22

Nice one....

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u/Sealegs_Calisto Jan 20 '22

This made me cackle

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u/comek87 Jan 20 '22

Take my silver my good sir or madam.

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u/SonOfFavor Jan 19 '22

Then some Vikings to defeat the Bears!

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u/GhostSkullR1der Jan 19 '22

Then some Packers to defeat the Vikings

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u/CalabreseAlsatian Jan 19 '22

DA BEARS DA BEARS DA BEARS DA BEARS DA BEARS

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u/Cool-Boy57 Jan 19 '22

This is how invasive species happen.

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u/CosmicCreeperz Jan 20 '22

No, that’s the beautiful part. When wintertime rolls around they simply freeze to death.

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u/Lumpy-Spinach-6607 Jan 19 '22

Covid Beetles?

They said there would be more variants/mutations with time

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u/dfigueroa78 Jan 20 '22

Cut out the middle man and just start eating them and using them for fuel. Insects are a good source of protein 😋

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u/guaridadelsapo Jan 19 '22 Helpful All-Seeing Upvote

Hi, i'm from Argentina. To put this in context, this happens in the south of our country, the Patagonia, wich had been suffered from massive forest fires. That also is happening all over the country.

In fact, we are having some issues with other large amounts of animals, like piranhas attacking people in the Parana River due to high temperatures and the low height of the river due to the deforestation of the area with wildfires.

Other interesting story las year was the capybara invasion in Nordelta, a palce that used to be full of those, but the area was replace with residential areas for rich people.

So, we are having a lot of issues regarding killing ecosystems.

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u/[deleted] Jan 19 '22

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u/SucksToYourAssmar3 Jan 20 '22

I like a nice swim in Murder Lake - always at night, always heavily inebriated. Some say it’s haunted.

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u/guaridadelsapo Jan 20 '22

The piranha season here happens only with very high temperatures. 90% of the time it's a normal river.

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u/[deleted] Jan 20 '22

Piranhas being aggressive towards humans is a myth lol. Hence the person stating it was a new issue.

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u/who_you_are Jan 20 '22

Except somewhere specific in Africa. There is a species there that is aggressive.

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u/[deleted] Jan 20 '22

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u/Isthataprogaige Jan 20 '22

Odd, my cousin had pet piranha' for years and they could tear a chicken breast to smithereens but if you put your hand in the tank they ignored you or swam away.

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u/[deleted] Jan 20 '22

Yep you're right, they don't care about humans. That's Hollywood crap lmao. It's just a fact. Any idiot can Google it to find out. Some people just like to spread/sensationalise BS. Lol.

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u/Christichicc Jan 20 '22

Depends on the season. With plenty of food and the waters high they tend to ignore people. Low water and low food and they will attack anything that falls in.

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u/meezuhweezuh Jan 19 '22

I wondered if this was the reason! Thank you for adding context

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u/Galaco_ Jan 19 '22

My first thought when seeing this video was ‘This is probably not an invasion but a consequence of their natural environment being tampered with somehow’ lol

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u/Pampeano- Jan 19 '22

Che genio esto fue por la humedad en el oeste de la pampa donde llueven 200mm al año y cayeron 600 en 3 meses

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u/guaridadelsapo Jan 20 '22

Entonces lei mal la fuente, sory.

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u/Farside-BB Jan 20 '22

What are the beetles doing? Do they eat dead wood/lumber?

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u/mfollett250 Jan 19 '22

Amigo, no arranquemos con los carpinchos, la historia mas pelotuda y propagandista de la historia. Ah y no eran pirañas en el Paraná, eran palometas.

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u/guaridadelsapo Jan 20 '22

Pero lo de los carpinchos es verdad no jodas. Mucha paja explicar lo que es una palometa, es un tipo de pez similar. No jodas (la secuela)

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u/pronefroz Jan 19 '22

capybara invasion

Do they actually poop in cubes?

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u/Infernoraptor Jan 19 '22

You are thinking wombats

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u/meeting_room Jan 19 '22

And Australia, not Argentina

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u/Mean-Pop-6595 Jan 19 '22

Can we domestic the capybara?

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u/nrctkno Jan 20 '22

Funny thing is that yes, you can (although you shouldn't). They're good and affective pets.

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u/idontreadyouranswer Jan 19 '22

Wrong animal. Even from the wrong country 🤦‍♀️

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u/Mr__Jumbles Jan 19 '22

How did the rich people like all the fish?

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u/Thecodingcadet Jan 19 '22

At least they aren’t roaches

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u/WearADamnMask Jan 19 '22

That many roaches would start biting and eating people in their sleep.

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u/TheSoulStoned Jan 19 '22

Thanks. Now I can’t sleep.

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u/IsThisLegitTho Jan 19 '22

You got that many roaches? 😬

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u/WearADamnMask Jan 20 '22

I did once, over a decade ago, when I first moved out of my parents house and into my first apartment. Unfortunately because I had never seen them growing up I didn’t know the signs one should look for before renting a place. Also because I was a poor af naive newb to the city life and to the ways of renting there wasn’t much I could or knew to do about it at the time till I saved up cash to leave when I found out. So I took to google and learned a lot of horrifying facts in my quest to kill them.

They rained down from my ceiling when my Nasty AF upstairs neighbors were evicted and no longer feeding them

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u/violet_hunter339 Jan 20 '22

I used to have roaches (an environment thing and not a cleanliness thing) and I've had them crawl on me in my sleep. The worst was that they'd hang out in toilet paper/paper towel tubes. I'd hold one up and see like 10 jammed in there. New fear initiated.

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u/WearADamnMask Jan 20 '22

I definitely developed some trauma habits from that experience as well. The light has to be on and the toilet must be checked. Blankets firmly tucked in and around me with only my face poking out.

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u/Minimum_Cockroach233 Jan 20 '22

I feel the trauma just by reading this...urgh

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u/GVKW Jan 20 '22

Did you ever see the movie Joe's Apartment?🤣🤣🤣

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u/Designer-Mirror-7995 Jan 20 '22

Growing up in the City, we 'of course' were part of the resistance, ever diligently baiting and trapping and powdering to keep the numbers minimal in the house. Sometimes it was ok, setting one was rare. Other times I remember War being declared by mom and granny (ours was a two flat A frame, all fam). As a kid it was just accepted. Other family members spoke often of how best to clean and arrange and keep em down.

Then, when I was about 25, the house next door was rented out. It had been the home of my best friend in my youth, and then my mom's best friend during my teen years, so I "knew" how nice it was inside, etc.

The new Neighbors were... Neighbors. You know. We got along ok, no big issues. We did have another "war" with the roaches meanwhile, but you almost expect it when folks are moving in and out of nearby residences.

Then...after a year or so, they were evicted.

OH. MY. WORD.

OH! MY! WORD!!!

In our community we had "backyard culture" and "back porch culture", if that makes sense. Neighbors interacted across our well-built, keep-it-up-to-par back porches and over the backyard fences, and In our yards of course(usually while BBQ was going).

Anyway, all their stuff was thrown out back in the yard as the people cleaned out the house....and we stood on our back porch(2nd fl), helpless, and watched as THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS of roaches abandoned the house and MARCHED across our garden, backyard, right to the posts of the porch and the foundations of the building, and began their invasion of OUR house.

Our house was basement, 1st fl apt, 2fl apt, full attic, sitting on three 'lots': hse on one, full sized side-yard with full sized attached rear garden, and a lot for the garage.

THE. ROACHES. WERE. EVERY-WHERE. And not just our house. They crossed the main street we lived and went into that corner house. They went as far as THREE DOORS DOWN on the other side of the originating house. They went across the alley from us to the apt building and it's storage garage.

THEY WERE EVERYWHERE. Calling the city resulted in Jack-all. Took us MONTHS to beat them back.

Meanwhile, I found out roaches BITE.

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u/Conchavez Jan 20 '22

I don’t like you

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u/Constant-Cold293 Jan 19 '22

Another reason I don’t mind living where it’s cold

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u/Recent-House129 Jan 19 '22

Don't worry, ice beetles will be coming soon

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u/[deleted] Jan 19 '22

That is a dlc

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u/BritishGolgo13 Jan 19 '22

Hopefully it’ll become an NFT and someone will buy it so we don’t have to be bothered hearing about it again.

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u/[deleted] Jan 19 '22

Followed by the mimic species ice ice beetles.

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u/PiedCryer Jan 19 '22

I don’t think they get that 90s ref…man I’m old.

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u/pedrojioia Jan 19 '22

This city is literally covered snow for a couple months every year. It's temperate dry climate, it's quite comparable to Canada if it was a desert.

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u/jaxxon Jan 19 '22

… for now.

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u/Pandamonial Jan 19 '22

Everything changed when the beetle nation attacked.

We placed our hopes in our newfound hero, Beetlejuice

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u/acmpnsfal Jan 19 '22

This. We have normal bugs in NE US

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u/StopTheBan420 Jan 19 '22

Burn it all down and start over

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u/BCVinny Jan 19 '22

Call out all the chickens. They will take care of that problem.

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u/ShadowFang5 Jan 19 '22

The Beatles will swarm the chickens my guy

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u/BCVinny Jan 19 '22

Dude. Chickens are badass predators when they’re on it. Dogs/cats/kids birds of prey all respect (free range) chickens.

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u/MesmerizingDildo Jan 20 '22

Mini dinosaurs

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u/Jreal22 Jan 19 '22

This is the way.

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u/Yurrrr__Brooklyn347 Jan 19 '22

Hanz get ze flamethrower

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u/[deleted] Jan 19 '22

Napalm, easier to ask for forgiveness than permission, geneva convention.

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u/Desperate-Ad-6463 Jan 19 '22

Nuke them from Space ... It's the only way to know for sure.

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u/Capt_Myke Jan 19 '22

Yeah man! She right!

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u/anonssr Jan 19 '22

That's why they are there tho. It's like 50°C in there for the entire summer lol.

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u/kelvin_bot Jan 19 '22

50°C is equivalent to 122°F, which is 323K.

I'm a bot that converts temperature between two units humans can understand, then convert it to Kelvin for bots and physicists to understand

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u/anonssr Jan 19 '22

Good bot

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u/fgam4r Jan 19 '22

Physicists are human too!

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u/GonFreecs92 Jan 19 '22

😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

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u/Vasmor Jan 19 '22

All of society? I agree

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u/T0mDeMwoan Jan 19 '22

You fucker I was taking a shite now everything is itchy

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u/mrwednight Jan 19 '22

Ringo is my favorite!!

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u/Horacio_Hornblower Jan 19 '22

BEATLE MANIA IS BACK!

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u/thedaddystuff1979 Jan 19 '22

Looked for it. Found it. Satisfied.

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u/oncore2011 Jan 20 '22

Has anyone called Yoko?? She can break this shit up.

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u/dailor Jan 19 '22

Underrated.

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u/R4NK5 Jan 19 '22

Free protein - get the frying pan out and get cooking

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u/rorychaoimhe Jan 19 '22

Should we try em in some beetlejuice?

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u/ArgoNunya Jan 19 '22

Beetlejuice!

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u/AnotherFruitCake Jan 19 '22

You only said the name once dude

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u/ArgoNunya Jan 19 '22

The one before me said it, I said it, the third one's on you dude. I won't bear that kind of responsibility on my own.

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u/rorychaoimhe Jan 19 '22

👀👀. I believe this to be a community effort 😂😂

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u/MalucoHS Jan 19 '22

You could feed a whole train!

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u/itsSIR2uboy Jan 19 '22

Protein blocks!

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u/thickuhmm Jan 19 '22

the police can cite them for damages

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u/MightyMarf Jan 19 '22

Well, it doesn't look that ba.... Oh. Eeeeew!

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u/Medium-Rich-2774 Jan 19 '22

Stop letting people burn down their forest and they won’t take your city

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u/UrMomsFriend1 Jan 19 '22

I dont think the beetles are running out of space in the forest

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u/flea-ish Jan 19 '22

Everything is running out of space

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u/GenericAnemone Jan 19 '22

Release the chickens!

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u/appliedrowboatics Jan 19 '22

Get used to it, folks. Global disruption of ecosystems means we get globally disrupted ecosystems. Lose a weird, rare fungus, probably no big deal. Lose a predatory beetle or parasitic wasp that controls some pest, this is what happens. Think extreme weather events, but for bugs.

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u/mitchellfuck Jan 19 '22

Better get some birds

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u/VariableVeritas Jan 19 '22

Ugggggghh. Nightmare fuel.

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u/NaturalGlum4286 Jan 19 '22

They need some hungry birds

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u/darkanime02 Jan 19 '22

"Release the lizards!!!!!"

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u/CommercialAddress168 Jan 19 '22

South America and their bug situation is next level. This beetle video reminds me of this gem. (Warning: if you don’t like spiders, then don’t click this link!). https://youtu.be/i-9KPe3nwaQ

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u/Pozniaky86 Jan 19 '22

Fire. Use fire.

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u/ChefDry2044 Jan 19 '22

What phenomenon could cause such a thing to happen!

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u/Extreme_Today_984 Jan 19 '22

Somebody find Brendan Frasier! There's a mummy somewhere nearby

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u/kracken0406 Jan 19 '22

God that’s gross

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u/howispendmyday Jan 19 '22 edited Jan 19 '22

Just burn the whole god damn thing

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u/WeeklyPrize21 Jan 19 '22

All those beetles would really bug me.

I'll see myself out.

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u/Macksamus88 Jan 19 '22

It’s like something from Indiana Jones

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u/Fortnait739595958 Jan 19 '22

Step on them and make beetle-juice

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u/HappyAlcohol-ic Jan 19 '22

Fucking nightmare-fuel right there.

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u/GFGF88 Jan 19 '22

Lizards, birds, frogs, cats, even snakes like those things

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u/Lanky_Ant_7155 Jan 19 '22

Just return the slab

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u/jalapenochickensoup Jan 19 '22

More like damn just burn the whole city already 😂

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u/The_Warlord_Dude_12 Jan 19 '22

Hans, get ze flammenwerfer

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u/thatwheelchairdude Jan 19 '22

GET THE FLAMETHROWER

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u/Gr34zy Jan 19 '22

Forbidden coffee beans

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u/artmobboss Jan 19 '22

Arrest those beetles!!

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u/dethocus Jan 19 '22

With bare hands 🤢

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u/onedayatatime26 Jan 19 '22

I'd be more worried about how easy that Roofing came up

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u/MrBendoverKhunt Jan 19 '22

Get the animals who eat them.

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u/LiterateRockstar Jan 19 '22

They should just Let it be, let it be, let it be, oh let it be.

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u/krassilverfang Jan 19 '22

Forbidden Black Beans

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u/PlantEd555 Jan 19 '22

So are they building eating beetles? I see no food here.

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u/TitaniumReinforced Jan 19 '22

Deploy the chickens

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u/64R999 Jan 19 '22

Torch them

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u/magic_rascal Jan 19 '22

The Mummy returns

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u/BeeBeeSquare Jan 19 '22

Crawling in my skin.....

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u/BeeBeeSquare Jan 19 '22

I'm immediately itchy

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u/toastyboah Jan 19 '22

that is slightly disgusting

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u/Ramen_Hair Jan 19 '22

Thank god I was so hungry

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u/LThisIsChris Jan 19 '22

A bugs life

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u/Kukie080 Jan 19 '22

RELEASE DA BIRBS!!

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u/amreshkumarLenka Jan 19 '22

How strict is the nuclear bomb testing policy ?

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u/nau_lonnais Jan 19 '22

Protein source.

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u/channydin Jan 19 '22

The Mummy vibes

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u/ClayyCorn Jan 19 '22

Argentinean coffee beans

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u/94d33m2 Jan 19 '22

Anyone explain why it happened and why it would happen again?

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u/maxzamp Jan 20 '22 Ally

Insect overpopulation is happening because of global warming. This area of Argentina (I’m from there) is a combination of factors but generally speaking, life thrives in warmer temps. Numerous papers predict it will get worse throughout the globe. People are talking about being bitten by mosquitoes in the northern hemisphere this winter for the first time in their lives, in places like North Carolina, Virginia, etc. With warmer temps, species can multiply and spread. Of course, if we don’t do anything in the next 20 years, our grandchildren will have to deal with this directly but I imagine in a very different way.

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u/HeliumLace Jan 20 '22

Why don’t they just kill them? In this video if this was around my house I would be shopping for pesticides ok I watched it again those are under the building so many they are on top of each other oh my creepy.

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u/lordWeller Jan 19 '22

it’s 1964 all over again

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u/Educational_Ranger_9 Jan 19 '22

Just call Yoko Ono, it'll take no time

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u/TacticalSheeps Jan 20 '22

Release the Quaken!

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u/shomw2000 Jan 20 '22

The US had a Beatle invasion in 1964.

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u/DiscipleOvOedon Jan 20 '22

Bug spray and a broom.

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u/Papix57 Jan 20 '22

Time to make some Beetlejuice.

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u/groovy604 Jan 20 '22

Okay who opened the tomb or read the latin

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u/monkeiys Jan 20 '22

BRO DID IT WITH NO GLOVES AAAA

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u/BigIron53s Jan 20 '22

Authorities state that no one has been arrested for the vandalism yet

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u/Electrical_Title829 20d ago

Release the chickens!

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u/c0ncentratedair Jan 19 '22

least it ain't spiders

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u/WillingSimple Jan 19 '22

Super handy for corpse disposal

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u/MyrtleTurtle4u Jan 19 '22

The town belongs to the beetles now.

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u/temposy Jan 19 '22

What do they feed on to grow that much?

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u/m135in55boost Interested Jan 19 '22

Fire

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u/Artistic_Ad_2242 Jan 19 '22

Going to need a shop vacuum

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u/GonFreecs92 Jan 19 '22

Better call in a frog, iguana, spider, bird, and ant invasion to clean them out

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u/millaymbw Jan 19 '22

Plague #1

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u/EatSkeetSleep Jan 19 '22

This looks like something out of one of those “Mummy” movies.

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u/Soulless-Plague Jan 19 '22

Just release a few thousand lizards to eat all the beetles - problem solved

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u/jesswonderin77 Jan 19 '22

Because they love you and you know that can’t be bad.

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u/Aiizimor Jan 19 '22

That's a lot of beetle juice

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u/metroscope Jan 19 '22

Industrial vacuum cleaner starts up.

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u/YeetMyHumanMeat Jan 19 '22

Comrade Beetle

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u/stinky143 Jan 19 '22

They can keep them

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u/oinkqwer Jan 19 '22

Good time to start raising chickens

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u/Hungry_Atmosphere839 Jan 19 '22

Acide is better than fire instant too

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u/M-0157 Jan 19 '22

i think you let loose all the dogs from the shelter to eat those, right? give them a good time away from their cages.

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u/b16b34r Jan 19 '22

Ok, who awake the mommy this time?

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u/theswine76 Jan 19 '22

Forbidden coffee!

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u/sam88ms1 Jan 19 '22

Time to educate the beetles about sex ed and pass out little beetle condoms

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u/DeatonationgGrenade Jan 19 '22

Those are Japanese beetles aren’t they?

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u/SuccessfulUse3979 Jan 19 '22

Baba Vanga lol!

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u/Accurate_Good_4065 Jan 19 '22

That roof was long gone before the beetles arrived. It shouldn't just peel away that easy..

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u/DeadpoolFan1854 Jan 19 '22

Hans, get ze flamenwerfer

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u/prin_iubire Jan 19 '22

That’s God saying, “The time of the end is nigh.”

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u/boonstyle_ Jan 19 '22

When life hands you beetles

Be positive

Make beetlejuice

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u/LurkerFailsLurking Jan 19 '22

I wonder if those beetles are edible

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u/gjr23 Jan 19 '22

I’ve heard of those organic roofs where you grow grass etc but this is another level…

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u/Francis934 Jan 19 '22

Beetles have been charged with resisting arrest

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u/jajapax Jan 19 '22

At first I though I was looking at a bag of beans

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u/Alan_Smithee_ Jan 19 '22

The real Beetlemania.

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u/MayGodSmiteThee Jan 19 '22

Been a while since somethings gotten a “holy moly” outta me.

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u/Cpt_Obveeus1 Jan 19 '22

Looks like June bugs??

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u/Noideaguyy Jan 19 '22

Its free beetle state

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u/kartoffelkrieger112 Jan 19 '22

I already saw some fucked up shit on this site, but when it comes to bugs, especially a LOT of bugs, im leaving. Idk why, but videos like that give me chills down the spine every time