Every 13 or 17 years, depending on the brood, certain parts of the United States are swarmed with millions of cicadas. Tennessee is already seeing them, and while that means great news for fishermen, it also means good eatin’ for wild turkeys.
Within the last week or so, a new 17 year batch is beginning to emerge in what’s expected to be one of the biggest brood of bugs seen in two decades across 15 different states.
The presence of the cicadas, also known as locusts is expected to pick up over the next few weeks through early June.
According to the Fox 17 Nashville, this turkey was harvested in Jefferson County recently and the hunter found quite the surprise in the turkey’s stomach.
But according to Barry Cross of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, it’s to be expected. Cicadas are added to the menu for many animals, especially fish and small mammals.
“There are a lot of animals that are going to benefit from that.”