Dorset road overrun by Spider crabs

Motorists get a shock on the dual-crabbageway

Author: Pat
2nd February 2012
 

Spider crabs ran free on a Dorset road, following a lorry crash.

Two tonnes of the crustacean species were tipped across the A35 dual carriageway near Puddletown.

The driver and a female passenger were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Meanwhile the emergency services received several calls from concerned – and no doubt bemused – motorists reporting the incident.

The crashed van belonging to a seafood company was being driven from Devon loaded with two tonnes of Spider crabs.

When police arrived on the scene most of the sea creatures were dead, although a few were alive and wandering about.

Spider crabs migrate into shallow waters off our coast twice a year to breed, although they’ve never walked up the A35 before.

 
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