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Listen closely, the Department of Awesome Natural Wonders has…

Listen closely, the Department of Awesome Natural Wonders has something very important to tell you: this surly crustacean wears hairy mittens!

It’s called the Chinese Mitten Crab and it’s 100% real.

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Native to eastern Asia and also known as the Shanghai hairy crab, this unusual creature is able to survive in both salt and fresh water. It’s considered a delicacy in Shanghai cuisine but also an invasive species in Europe and North America.

Click here to learn more about the Chinese Mitten Crab.

Photos by Blickwinkel/Alamy and lancashireinvasives.org respectively.

[via /r/awwwtf and Featured Creature]

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