RHINELANDER, WI (WTAQ) - The swarm of biting flies in northern Wisconsin is looking more like a biblical plague.
Researchers with the Department of Natural Resources say the swarms are the worst they have ever seen, forcing a record number of loons to abandon their nests.
The DNR says the black flies are a nuisance to the birds.
Experts say several counties report around 70 to 80 percent of nesting loons have abandoned their nest.
(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)