Massive Mayfly Emergence From the Mississippi River Caught on Radar
HOLY SHITBALLS. Also, ewwww.
When I lived back home (Clinton, Iowa, for those of you just joining our program already in progress) every year we had a huge shad fly hatch. Shad flies I think are related to mayflies or maybe they are even the same thing, I’m not sure. They are the same in that they hatch, fuck, and die in a very short span of time, maybe 24-48 hours. I’m too lazy to look it up. I hated them, because they land all over you and you don’t feel it and then you look down and there’s fucking shad flies on your arms and legs and ewww, they don’t bite but yuck.
Clinton is on the Mississippi about an hour north of the Quad Cities. There are two bridges across the river in Clinton. One year the hatch was so huge they had to close down the bridges briefly, turn off the lights, and use snowplows to plow the shad flies off of the bridges because vehicles trying to cross were sliding all over the place.
That is my story. I was around 18 at the time, give or take, but it was gross enough to remember forever.
NO. NO. NO. NO. NO.
You know my previous post about houseflies? This is what I feel like must have happened - in my house.
Also? This is horrifying!