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Tennessee turkey crop full of cicadas (TWRA)
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Cicadas have emerged in Tennessee - but they're showing up in many places than just on trees or your home.

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency shared a photo of a turkey crop full of cicadas.

TWRA officials said the young male turkey was harvested in Jefferson County on the last day of the 2021 season.

Barry Cross with TWRA said cicadas are seen as another food supply for some animals, including fish and small mammals.

"There are a lot of animals that are going to benefit from that," Cross said.

Brood X Cicadas are emerging after 17 years underground. When the entire brood emerges, backyards can look like undulating waves, and the bug chorus is lawnmower loud.

Spot Cicadas in your area? Send photos here and you could see them on-air or online.

The University of Tennessee’s Institute of Agriculture says multiple swarms of 17-year and 13-year Cicadas are projected to emerge in the Volunteer State over the next several years. Click here for more information.

ALSO SEE: PHOTOS: 17-year Cicadas emerge in Tennessee as states prepare for 'total invasion'

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