Crab Invasion After Hurricane Irma in Florida
Crabs invade the streets of Florida after hurricane IRMA
An interesting video in circulation online after Hurricane Irma devastation purports to show that millions of Crabs invade the streets of Florida on 12th September 2017. No, the claim is not a fact.
About Hurricane Irma
Hurricane Irma was en extremely powerful Atlantic Hurricane that caused widespread and catastrophic damage throughout its long lifetime from 30 August to 14 September in 2017. Affected areas included Florida and others, taking lives of at least 68 people and causing billions of damage.
Video Shows Crab Migration
Yes, the video in fact shows an unusual occurrence of Crab Migration in Cuba back in 2011. So in short, the claim that it shows Crabs invading the streets of Florida after Hurricane Irma is a plain hoax.
Every year during Spring time, millions of Crabs emerge from the forest in the Bay of Pigs in Zapata Peninsula of Cuba and move to the shore to release their eggs into the Sea for hatching. Unfortunately, during the migration the crabs have to cross a series of roads and highways where many of them are crushed by vehicles as seen in the video. The migration process lasts for few weeks, and after few weeks of hatching, the baby crabs climb back from the sea heading into the forest again, where they dig tunnels later to keep their homes. You can watch the entire footage in second video below; note the clipping in question starts from timeframe 1:32.
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