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Video: Jumbo-Sized Crayfish Discovered in Kentucky

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Check out a whopper of a crayfish that looks more like a lobster!

The average crayfish runs approximately three-inches in length. Some are even known to stretch the measuring tape to six-inches. Then there's this ten-inch beast, recently discovered in Bowling Green, Kentucky, that has experts excited.

The massive crustacean was discovered by a utility worker inside the filtration system at the BGMU Chestnut Street intake plant. This plant removes water from the Barren River.

Recognizing the significance of his find, the utility worker took the dead crayfish to the Western Kentucky University, where it is now being preserved.

In a comparison to 90,000 crustaceans housed at the Illinois Natural History Survey, this crayfish out of Bowling Green is six millimeters longer than any on record. Researchers there will be studying it once the current semester at Western Kentucky University ends.

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Video: Jumbo-Sized Crayfish Discovered in Kentucky