Christmas Island turns scarlet as red crabs migrate

According to Parks Australia, the annual migration starts with the first rainfall of the wet season, usually in October or November, but can sometimes be as late as December or January.

Red crabs all over the island, up to the millions in numbers, leave their homes at the same time and start marching towards the ocean to mate and spawn, creating a flame red spectacle on the island.

In addition to road closures, a makeshift bridge has also been created to help guide the creatures.

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