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Hoppers of biblical proportions

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15 March
๐—ง๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ ๐—™๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฎ. Persistent rainfall has transformed the usually arid Northern Cape and Karoo into a lush, green landscape. But it has also brought a two-year-long plague of brown locusts. Native to the Karoo and Southern Namibia, these hungry hoppers have been hatching in swarms dense enough to eclipse the sun and lay waste to entire crops. Carte Blanche takes to the road to track down a swarm and witness the effects of the onslaught ourselves.
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