Once the first spring rains hit Cuba, the forest crabs come out to mingle, literally. Every year red, black and yellow crabs make their way out of the forests and head to Cuba’s southern coast to spawn in the water. This video gives you a sneak peak of Cuba’s swarming crab population headed towards the Bay of Pigs. I’m sure you’ll agree that their yearly feat is nothing short of amazing.
Millions of crabs leave their forest burrows and navigate their way around the country without much concern for the dangers they might encounter along the way. The crabs often have to cross busy roads and as a result some will be crushed by oncoming vehicles. But humans aren’t the only threat to their survival… hungry birds also have their fair share of crabs for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Fortunately, the majority of the crab population successfully complete their journey to Cuba’s southern coast. Year after year the crabs successfully reproduce which allows their species to thrive. Every spring the residents and visitors of Cuba are fortunate enough to witness this extraordinary crab migration.