CNN’s Chief Congressional Correspondent Manu Raju on Thursday shared a clip in which he's interrupted by a cicada crawling on the back of his head.
In the 43-second clip shot in the Capitol — which may be terrifying to some viewers — Raju is seen asking when he will be on air when a large cicada crawls onto the back of his neck.
Raju quickly reaches back and takes the insect off, spewing off a string of expletives.
“Do I have more on me?” Raju asks, turning around. “Are they in my hair?”
The onlookers assure him there are no other cicadas on him
After walking back into the frame, Raju asks, "Where the f*** are the cicadas coming from?"
"Had an unwelcome visitor try to crawl into my live shot earlier," Raju captioned in the clip.
Had an unwelcome visitor try to crawl into my live shot earlier. pic.twitter.com/Pu68z0cWSN— Manu Raju (@mkraju) May 27, 2021
CNN's Chief White House Correspondent Kaitlin Collins responded to the video, saying it was "My nightmare."
My nightmare.— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) May 27, 2021
NPR White House correspondent Asma Khalid tweeted she would have "LOST it!!"
Cicada season has recently begun with the noisy insects swarming over much of the eastern half of the U.S.
Cicadas spend the first 17 years of their life underground before emerging to breed and lay eggs. This most recent generation of cicadas has been dubbed "Brood X."