Can dogs eat cicadas? Brood X cicadas make a meal for these pups, birds, and squirrels. – Vox

They’re filling up while the filling’s good…

A bird nabs a periodical cicada in Takoma Park, Maryland.
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This story is part of Down to Earth, a Vox reporting initiative on the science, politics, and economics of the biodiversity crisis…

This squirrel nabbed one of the insects while crawling up a tree in Washington, DC.
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For some of us, the thought of biting into a cicada, six legs and all, is revolting — be it deep-fried or dipped in chocolate. But many other animals, from dogs to fish to raccoons, pounce at the chance to snack on these winged insects, and they are eagerly digging in as billions of Brood X cicadas erupt across parts of the eastern US and Midwest. No toppings necessary.

For pet pooches, the crunchy critters may offer a reprieve from their dull, daily dog food… More about this article in the link below…

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