I grew up by a creek and have caught hundreds of crayfish in my childhood. I think the biggest was around 4 inches, which is a pretty decent sized one, but is nothing compared to this monster found in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
According to WAVE 3 News, a utility worker found a 10-inch crayfish dead inside the filtration system at a Bowling Green intake plant, where water is taken out of the Barren River.
It was taken to Western Kentucky University were it was examined by professor, Dr. Steve Huskey. He plans on sending the crayfish to
the Natural History Survey in Illinois for scientists to research.
The Natural History Survey has a collection of over 90,000 crustaceans. Huskey says the crayfish found in Bowling Green is six millimeters longer than any crayfish in that collection.
The professor thought the worker was messing with him trying to pass off a lobster as a crayfish, but nope that thing was the real deal.
“When I first laid my eyes on this thing, my jaw dropped,” Huskey said. “I thought he brought in a lobster from Florida and tried to pawn it off as a crawdad. It’s absolutely enormous.”
As far as I know there is no record book for crayfish, but given the stats on this guy he may be it.