Crawdads may be much beloved by the Southern palate, but in Scotland they’ve received a potentially lethal promotion to Public Nuisance Number 1. The BBC reports on the crayfish death order:

Anglers have been issued with a ‘kill on sight’ message to combat the spread of American signal crayfish. Environment Minister Mike Russell made the call ahead of the launch of a new leaflet on the issue at the Galloway Country Fair.

The delectable little dudes compete with native trout and salmon, and bore holes into banks that leave surrounding land more vulnerable to flooding.

If the Scots are at least being pragmatic about the affair, they’ll consult a reputable online resource and whip up a nice étouffée. Or possibly a crayfish haggis. If such a thing is possible.

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