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Taiwan urges slow driving

Taiwan urges slow driving

Southern Taiwan's Kenting National Park Administration urged motorists yesterday to slow down when driving on the highway near the coastal area of Kenting, Pingtung County because large numbers of land crabs will soon be making their way down to the sea to lay eggs.
Hundreds of the crabs will cross Provincial Highway 1 in the town to spawn on the seashore beginning July 7 or July 8 this year and continuing to late October, the high season for land crabs to spawn, park rangers told reporters.
As the highway separates the land crabs' normal habitat from their spawning grounds, the crustaceans used to be crushed by passing vehicles, which prompted the park administration to later enact traffic restrictions at the peak spawning season to protect the creatures.


Updated : 2021-03-09 04:02 GMT+08:00