On Tuesday, Aug. 10, the Rogers Lake Authority issued the following statement:

“The invasive red swamp crayfish has been found in Connecticut waters.  Residents in Lyme and Old Lyme are asked to report any sightings of the red swamp crayfish to DEEP Fisheries at 860-424-FISH or deep.inland.fisheries@ct.gov.  The red swamp crayfish is not native to this area and can attack native crustaceans and plant life.  They can migrate over land and have been turning up in driveways and on lawns, especially after rains.  They look like small lobsters and have red spots on the tops of the claws and are red underneath.  Do not empty your aquarium into local bodies of water as this could have been how this crayfish was introduced into our area.”