2012-09-08

The pine-beetle flight is on in Black Hills, but not at Canadian proportions

The bugs are flying in a big way in the Black Hills.

But "big" is really relative when it comes to the rice-sized bugs with the hearty appetite for pine trees.

Huge swarms of tiny beetles carried high in the air have taken on gargantuan proportions in British Columbia, where they have even been confused with rain clouds on airport radar.