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USHundreds of Crabs With 'Real Big Claws' Invade Florida Town After Heavy Rain Forces Them to Evacuate Their Burrows

13:05  16 july  2019
13:05  16 july  2019 Source:   newsweek.com

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July 12 (UPI) -- A Florida man captured video of a crustacean invasion when heavy rains drove land crabs out of their burrows and onto his backyard Dan Skowronski said the heavy rains this week caused land crabs in the area to evacuate their burrows and hundreds of the animals climbed onto

Skowronski said his home was covered in crabs after heavy rain hit the area earlier this week, forcing the crabs to evacuate their burrows . “ They were a pretty good size with real big claws , real big crab claws .” Skowronski’s video showed hundreds of crabs of all shapes and sizes crawling on his

Hundreds of Crabs With 'Real Big Claws' Invade Florida Town After Heavy Rain Forces Them to Evacuate Their Burrows© iStock Stock photo: A blue land crab.

Hundreds of land crabs invaded a Florida neighborhood after heavy rains fell on the area.

Dan Skowronski, a local resident in Port St. Lucie—a city on the Atlantic coast in the south of the state—captured footage of the invasion and posted it on social media.

The video shows numerous crabs crawling around his yard and home while Skowronski describes what he is seeing.

"The invasion of land crabs," he says in the video. "They must have got rained out of their holes. And they're everywhere. They're more scared of me than I am of them."

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The rain forced the crabs out of their burrows and onto the home of one Florida resident. Homeowner Dan Skowronski said his home was covered in crabs after some heavy rain earlier this Skowronski's video shows hundreds of crabs in all shapes and sizes crawling on his backyard porch

(FOX 13) - A Florida man captured the invasion of hundreds of crabs at his home in Port St. Lucie. Dan Skowronski posted video of the crabs crawling all over his Skowronski said after heavy rains hit his area, the crabs were forced to evacuate their burrows and they ended up in his yard.

Skowronski noted that this is not the first time this unusual phenomenon has occurred in the area. In fact, he says in the video clip that it "sometimes happens once a year."

Nevertheless, Skowronski was still surprised when he first noticed what was happening, according to comments he made to South Florida broadcaster WPTV.

"Oh, my goodness, I saw all those crabs and I said, 'Wow!'" he told the news outlet.

According to Skowronski, many of the land crabs were relatively large specimens.

"I would say [they were] a good 6 inches, 7 inches long," he said. "They were a pretty good size with real big claws, real big crab claws."

Despite the fact that crabs were crawling all over his home, Skowronski didn't seem to be too fazed and managed to see the funny side of the situation. He can be heard chuckling to himself in the video as the crustaceans scurry away from him.

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(FOX 13) - A Florida man captured the invasion of hundreds of crabs at his home in Port St. Lucie. Dan Skowronski posted video of the crabs crawling all over his Skowronski said after heavy rains hit his area, the crabs were forced to evacuate their burrows and they ended up in his yard.

(FOX 13) - A Florida man captured the invasion of hundreds of crabs at his home in Port St. Lucie. Dan Skowronski posted video of the crabs crawling all over his Skowronski said after heavy rains hit his area, the crabs were forced to evacuate their burrows and they ended up in his yard.

"I post some goofy stuff with my friends on Facebook and I thought they would get a good kick out of this," he told WPTV. "And they really got shocked and amused out of this, so I thought, maybe I should forward this to somebody and they might like it too."

Other residents in the local area also reported that crabs had invaded their yards and homes.

"My wife stands out here with a broom when I'm trying to back the car out to keep them from running into the garage because once they get in there there's a million places they can hide and you only find them once they die," local resident Bill Paterson told WPTV. "I guess they are very good climbers and they manage to get up in the yard and I'm looking outside of the house and there were several dozen, at least."

The heavy rains which forced the crabs out of their holes were linked to Hurricane Barry which made landfall in Louisiana on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.

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A big land crab invasion was caught on camera by a resident in Port St. Lucie this week. Homeowner Dan Skowronski said his home was covered in crabs after some heavy rain earlier this week, prompting them to evacuate their burrows . Skowronski's video shows hundreds of crabs in all

Skowronski said his home was covered in crabs after heavy rain hit the area earlier this week, forcing the crabs to evacuate their burrows . " They were a pretty good size with real big claws , real big crab claws ." Skowronski's video showed hundreds of crabs of all shapes and sizes crawling on his

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