Crabs Are Creating A Nuisance In Palm Beach County City

A community Pam Beach Count has an unwelcomed new neighbor – and these residents have claws and can be tasty if cooked right.

Blue land crabs have been bothering resident in the Jupiter area -- invading homes, eating anything they can find, and digging deep enough to reach water.

FWC officials say the crabs need another water to wet their gills, but don’t need to go all the way into the water – thus staying inland. The crabs, a delicacy for some, live where the water is warm enough to breed and haven’t been seen north of the Treasure Coast.

Harvesting season does not begin until November 1st. 

The crabs have been protected since July 1st.


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