Invasive Species Attacks Michigan, Louisiana Sends In Cajun Navy SEALs

Michigan has found itself with a problem. An advisory sent out in July warning of an invasive species of red crustaceans, and Michigan was giving advice to its citizens.

However, the advice was incorrect because they didn’t ask us how to handle it.

The group Louisiana Travel got together and appears to have called in a highly specialized group – I’m calling them the Cajun Navy SEALs – to help Michigan with these tiny terrorists.

Cray Day will pinch back at Michigan’s problem with a fun, informative and delicious event.

“We weren’t sure how they were going to take it, us coming in there with crawfish,” said Ben Berthelot of Lafayette Travel. “We wanted not only to promote our area, our food and all of those things but also for it to be an educational opportunity for what they perceive to be a problem up there.”

Michigan officials initially responded with apprehension but ultimately agreed to host the festival because of the educational opportunity it presents, Berthelot said.

Highlights of the event will include:

  • Story time with Clovis Crawfish
  • Live music by Sel de Terre
  • A panel discussion led by crawfisherman and restaurateur Sean Suire
  • A crawfish etouffee cooking demonstration by The Cajun Table
  • A screening of Conni Castille’s “King Crawfish” documentary
  • Themed face painting, art classes, scavenger hunt and games

Cray Day is happening Saturday in Vicksburg, Michigan, a rural area in the southwestern region of the state where the invasive crawfish have been found.

Unfortunately, the backwards society that is Michigan has laws prohibiting crawfish boils, apparently, so they are going to miss out on the best part about having an invasion of crawfish in your area. Still, it seems like a fun event.

As always, godspeed to Louisiana’s special forces in their battle against crawfish at home and abroad.

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