10 Species Known For Massive Swarms

One of the most annoying aspects of Mother Nature are insects, and they become terrifying when they swarm together and converge on a location. Truth be told, though, is that not all swarms consist of insects. There have been swarms of birds, crabs and even tarantulas. Now that latter one is definitely one we want to avoid, mostly because it’d be a real life Eight-Legged Freaks. While there is no specific definition on how big a ‘swarm’ is, when you see one, you’ll know what it is. Sure, we’ve all heard of locusts swarming farmland and consuming all the crops in their path, but have you ever heard of crickets swarming? Check out these creatures that have been known to swarm, and be wary.

Seagull Swarm

Along the Great Salt Lake area, thousands upon thousands of California seagulls came together and swarm across the sky. The flock of gulls managed to make everyone in the nearby area feel completely helpess, as the lake was big enough to sustain the entire swarm for quite awhile.

Red Crab Migration

Every single November, when the full moon strikes, the Christmas Island red crabs begin to migrate towards the shore where they can lay their eggs. The number of crabs that tend to move towards dry land is anywhere between 43 and 100 million.