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Hundreds of escaped crickets trigger chaos in University of New Hampshire dorm

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POSTED: Friday, February 15, 2013 - 1:00am

UPDATED: Friday, February 15, 2013 - 1:04am

Chaos broke out at the University of New Hampshire's campus when hundreds of crickets escape an enclosure a couple weeks ago.

The crickets were supposed to be food for a pet bearded dragon. But somehow the crickets got loose, getting the student who owns the bearded dragon in trouble.

It was a sound heard throughout a dormitory at the University of New Hampshire; chaos and panic followed.

Hundreds of crickets were running through the dorm. University officials say a student left his pet lizard with a friend to watch for a couple days. He also left the lizard's food -- a big box full of crickets -- but the insects escaped in the building and mayhem ensued.

"I stepped out of my dorm, noticed a few hopping here and there, and I started noticing people out in the hallway, a couple people screaming," said David Waste, a student.

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