Escaped mutant crayfish take over cemetery

Hundreds of mutant crayfish have invaded a cemetery in a Belgian town.

These shellfish don’t normally live in nature. They were created by German pet traders.

But the crayfish escaped from the pet traders, and have colonised a historic graveyard in Antwerp.

They have dug down a metre into the ground.

The crayfish are all female and they have been bred to constantly reproduce – without males. 

So, they continue to grow and spread.

“It’s impossible to round up all of them. It’s like trying to empty the ocean with a thimble,” said Kevin Scheers, an environmentalist.

The crayfish can travel across land and water and eat everything.