Escaped Mutant Crayfish Takes Over Cemetery (NOT KIDDING)
Lets face it, 2020 has gotten so weird, it's not even weird anymore.
So apparently after the Murder Hornets failed to take over the world, and the return of the Killer Bees did not work out, and let's not forget the Giant Jumping Earthworms (that was a nice try but a big flop) the next great attack is...
I know you're not going to believe this, but, they escaped from some lab. No really. They did. Also, you'll love this, they are self-cloning mutant crayfish created in experimental breeding programs and, just in time for Halloween, they have invaded a Belgian cemetery.
Still think I'm kidding? Take a look at this story from YahooNews.
Hundreds of the duplicating crustaceans now pose a deadly threat to local biodiversity after they set up a colony at a historic Antwerp graveyard.
“It’s impossible to round up all of them. It’s like trying to empty the ocean with a thimble,” said Kevin Scheers of the Flemish Institute for Nature and Woodland Research.
It was back in 2018 when scientists established that the global marbled crayfish population was descended from a single female and didn’t need males to reproduce. GEE, great idea guys.
This is like one of those bad horror movies people used to watch at the drive in, coming true.
“Someone apparently had the animal in their aquarium, and then set it free in a canal,” Mr Scheers told the Brussels Times website. Was his name IGOR?