Michigan DNR agents are hunting down an invasive species, yet they have no idea how it arrived in the state in the first place.

Louisiana Red Swamp Crayfish are an illegal, invasive species, and they could do an extraordinary amount of damage if left ignored.

IMPORTANT: If you come across this crayfish, which is red in color, the DNR is urging you not to eat it, keep it, or move it. They need your help to track this species.

The following can be found on the Michigan DNR website:

Report this species to:

Seth Herbst, DNR Fisheries Division, herbsts1@michigan.gov (517) 284-5841

If possible, please take one or more photos of the invasive species you are reporting. Also make note of the location, date and time of the observation. This will aid in verification of your report. You may be asked to provide your name and contact information if follow-up is needed.

– Or – use the Midwest Invasive Species Information Network (MISIN) online reporting tool – http://www.misin.msu.edu/report/

– Or – download the MISIN smartphone app and report from your phone – http://www.misin.msu.edu/tools/apps/#home

Take a look at the WDIV Local 4 News video below for more details:

Image is a screenshot from the Facebook video

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