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Cicadas Attack Reporter, And It's Hilarious

As reporter Katya Leick recorded a piece for KSNT in Kansas, cicadas flew into her face, and one of them even landed near her lip.
Posted at 11:15 AM, Jun 11, 2015

A KSNT reporter was filming a piece on Kansas' Fort Riley when ... 

these cute — OK, kind of terrifying — little buggers, a.k.a. cicadas, attacked. 

"OK, nope! Not doing it!" KSNT reporter Katya Leick said.

We feel bad for being so entertained by reporter Katya Leick's misfortune, but she said it's all okay.

Leick even posted the video to her Facebook and YouTube page, writing, "Talk about a ROUGH DAY at work!!"

And even her station, KSNT, posted the vid to its news website. Other stations followed suit.

Cicadas are currently swarming the Great Plains. They've been sleeping underground for the past 17 years, and we're sure Leick wishes they had stayed there and out of her face.

No worries. Leick hung tough and eventually got through her signoff.

"At Fort Riley, Katya Leick, KSNT News," Leick said as she finished.

And just a note — while this is easier said than done — you don't need to be scared of the noisy bugs. They aren't aggressive toward humans.

This video includes an image from Getty Images.