Massive crayfish found at BGMU water intake plant

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- A utility worker in Bowling Green recently made a startling and massive discovery at a water intake plant. A crayfish, that several experts say is the biggest they’ve ever seen.

The crayfish is 10 inches long.

It was found dead inside the filtration system at the BGMU Chestnut Street intake plant, where water is taken out of the Barren River.

The utility worker brought the crayfish to Western Kentucky University.

Dr. Steve Huskey, a professor of biology, is now preserving the creature.

Huskey got in touch with the Illinois Natural History Survey, which has a collection of over 90,000 crustaceans. Huskey says the crayfish found in Bowling Green is six millimeters longer than any crayfish in the collection.

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