Finbar has found several of these brightly coloured critters since the (too brief) storm on Friday. I was thrilled because crayfish are en endangered species in most of Europe because of competition from imported Louisiana crayfish. Identifying the introduced species is easy. The giveaway is their colour—bright red.


Crayfish in the ditch

I thought you were a happy find

turns out you are an intruder

an introduced invader

with a price on your head.