Perth: Several roads near Christmas Island in Australia have been closed to rides as large numbers of red crabs from nearby forests reach the sea. According to conservative estimates, 50 million crabs are migrating this year.
Because of their bright red color, they are called flaming red crabs. It is now the case that due to the heat, they are rushing out of the Christmas forest to the sea and crossing the roads, bridges and obstacles to reach the shore.
Although major roads are closed to vehicles, Christmas Island Park staff are tasked with sweeping the road with brooms so that they do not tread underfoot or under cars. This Sunday, people in the area called Drumsite could hardly get out of their homes because of the invasion of red crabs that were on the sidewalks, roads and sidewalks.
Bianca Priest, acting manager of the national park, says that this fascinating event happens every year. According to Sir David Anton Borough, a leading wildlife expert, it is a beautiful natural scene, as if a long red carpet is passing through the forests to the roads and meeting at sea.
Tourists come from far and wide to see this scene. Currently the park administration has blocked many roads.
According to experts, the rainy season comes after the Australian summer in October-November. In this way they gather in the sea soil for breeding and then return to the forest.