Be on the Lookout for Red Swamp Crayfish in Michigan

Have you encountered the red swamp crayfish in Michigan?

New video gives tips on identification

In July, the Department of Natural Resources confirmed the presence of invasive red swamp crayfish in Novi and near Kalamazoo. These two locations represent the first detections of live red swamp crayfish in Michigan.  Watch the associated video and click on the following sentence to access the full story.

Of greatest concern is their habit of burrowing deep into banks, causing damage to dams, irrigation systems and shorelines.


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