And you thought vacation traffic was unhealthy.

Roads are closed on Christmas Island to accommodate the migration.

Roads are closed on Christmas Island to accommodate the migration.
(Reuters/Parks Australia)

An annual crab migration on Australia’s Christmas Island has been closing roads for the previous week as 120 million of the crustaceans make their approach from forest to the Indian Ocean seashore to breed.

(Reuters/Parks Australia)

“This year’s migration has just been absolutely epic,” stated Christmas Island National Park pure useful resource supervisor Brendan Tiernan advised Reuters.

Over 120 million crabs are part of the migration.

Over 120 million crabs are a part of the migration.
(Reuters/Parks Australia)

“The roads have been a seething mass of red crabs. It’s caused traffic jams on this small island and people having to get out of their cars and rake them out the way.

The Australian territory is located near the Indonesian Island of Java and has a permanent population of around 2,000, with most of its land comprised of a protected national park.

Bridges have been built to help the crabs cross a main road.

Bridges have been constructed to assist the crabs cross a essential highway.
(Reuters/Parks Australia)

To make life simpler for motorists a number of bridges have been constructed over a essential highway that the crabs can climb over, however it may possibly’t comprise all of them.

The male crabs have already begun to retreat from the shore, whereas the females will keep behind for an additional two weeks to put as much as 100,000 eggs every within the ocean earlier than heading house with the hatchlings to comply with in a few month.