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So just a minor biblical plague, nothing to worry about

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Hurricane, Jul 26, 2019.

  1. Reom_76

    Reom_76 Tourist

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    I'm curious about this too. I'll be there on Tuesday and plan to spend most of Wednesday at MGM's pool but my wife may not be too keen on that if the pool is full of grasshoppers.

    First a low temperature is forecasted (well, 91 and cloudy) and now this.....
     
  2. petevegas

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    "......A wife in Vegas take my advice, t's like going to China with a sack of rice."
     
  3. LolaDoggie

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    I know the quote...I was goofing around...
     
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  4. smerrian

    smerrian View from Bally's

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    I don't get the Dean Martin quote. Can you explain it to me?
     
    Can I just move here?
    3 weeks. Yikes!
  5. smerrian

    smerrian View from Bally's

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    This really is a grasshopper infestation of biblical proportion. Amazing. How long do they feel it will last?
     
    Can I just move here?
    3 weeks. Yikes!
  6. Chuck2009x

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    The casinos think they will run out of money in another week, less if they keep playing UTH.
     
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  7. Big dan

    Big dan High-Roller

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    Are the grasshoppers included in the resort fee?
     
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  8. Chrisnewton

    Chrisnewton High-Roller

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    Living in Las Vegas just uploaded a video where they drove down the strip looking for grass hoppers.. Granted they were in the car but when they looked up at lights etc they could not spot any and people walking along the strip didn't seem concerned
     
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  9. FullPay

    FullPay When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro

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    So are bartenders mixing the cocktail? I don’t think I’ve seen a Grasshopper since my last Harvey Wallbanger.
     
  10. Breeze147

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    Yo, Breeze, you in there?
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    My patio door.

    Caption: Yo, Breeze, can I hitch a ride to Vegas?
     
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  11. LolaDoggie

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    Shuuuuuuuutttttttuuuuuuppppppp or they'll get ideas!
     
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  12. elmer433

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    There are videos all over the internet showing swarms of them on the Strip, Downtown and even in the light coming from the Luxor pyramid. Check out the video on this link:
    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/grasshoppers-in-vegas-swarms-of-grasshoppers-invade-las-vegas-everybody-was-going-crazy-2019-07-27/

    I think they seem to mainly swarm at night because they are attracted to the lights, but they are really harmless. Grasshoppers don't bite or do anything at all really. If it were a different kind of invasion like a swarm of bees I would be worried, but a few grasshoppers aren't going to keep me away from Vegas!!
     
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  14. Chrisnewton

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    We fly out next week and my wife is terrified of thigs like this, but from what i have seen from people that are in Vegas now it's not as bad as the video's anymore. One person said they saw none on the strip last night.

    So fingers crossed its calming down
     
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  15. bull1029

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    I just keep thinking there has to be a "Kung Fu" joke in there somewhere.
     
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  16. smerrian

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    Yes, these young grasshoppers are trying to learn the art of card counting now that they have mastered walking on the rice paper.
     
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  17. elmer433

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    Haha it won't keep me away either I'm not really afraid of them it's just the ick factor. that video you posted is really making me hope these things are gone by the time I'm there
     
  18. Don the Dentist

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    I live in the northwest part of town and do not/have not had any grasshopper issues...in fact haven't even seen any here.
     
  19. FABismonte

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    I wonder if the grasshoppers enter open casino areas like the Four Queens Bar next to the street
     
  20. smartone

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    Word is they're migrating north, but not expected to get further than Tonapah or so... hope that's correct... don't want 'em up here.