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Saturday, July 19, 2008

Camera Critters

Crayfish that my grandson caught today at the river, poor thing was barely alive, he said he was going to cook and eat it, i said put it in the pond but i guess he wanted to eat it, don't know if he did or not.

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Crayfish, also called crawfish or crawdad, are closely related to the lobster. More than half of the more than 500 species occur in North America, particularly Kentucky (Mammoth Cave) and Louisiana in the Mississippi basin. Crayfish also live in Europe, New Zealand, East Asia and throughout the world, including the Tristan da Cunha Islands. Nearly all live in freshwater, although a few survive in salt water. Crayfish are characterised by a joined head and thorax, or midsection, and a segmented body, which is sandy yellow, green, or dark brown in colour.

29 comments:

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

i must agree with you - it is absolutely revolting

AppleDebbie said...

The detail in your photo is amazing... you can even see it's eyes. Thanks for the informative post!

Aileni said...

I hope he didn't suffer as a result, they can be toxic - depends on the water they live in. Last I heard they are becoming rare in Britain and I haven't heard mention of the here.

i beati said...

big one !!!

dot said...

It's absolutely gross to watch (and listen) to someone eat one of those things!

June said...

I ate some when I lived in New Orleans...delicious with red beans and rice! They always called them crawfish. I think we have some in Florida too, where they're referred to as crayfish

Kerri said...

WOW! That is huge! I thought they were really small...it definitely looks like a small lobster.

fishing guy said...

Lilli: That's a big one, did he eat it?

Kahshe Cottager said...

The crayfish here are so small they wouldn't even make a little snack! This looks huge - I am not sure I would want to have them crawl up my leg like our little ones do!
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Donna said...

Awwww! Poor little guy!! I'm for throwing him back!!!lolol...Happy day sweetie!hughugs

ratmammy said...

wow, look at that!!

Teena in Toronto said...

It doesn't look very healthy. I wouldn't have eaten it.

I played too :)

Dick said...

Oh, poor thing some people cook them alive!!!! Not nice.

Shionge said...

What a catch Lilli, when my hubby was staying in Alabama the co-workers would cook them for him.....I have not tried any though.

April said...

What a great picture of a Crayfish! Fascinating creature - those pincers look like they could hurt. Thoroughly enjoyed your post!

DeeMom said...

Neat photo

Sounds like GUMBO might happen?

Ex-Shammickite said...

I hope he didn't eat it... it looks horrible.
And if he DID eat it... it probably gave him tummyache.

CrazyCath said...

Ewwww! I don't DO shellfish but it IS a cracking shot. And catch. ;0)

Carletta said...

Man he is huge!
I used to be so afraid of them when my Grandpa took us fishing. :)

Misty Dawn said...

That critter is WAY bigger than any of the crayfish I've ever found around here ;-) He's cool!

Willard said...

Wow, that is one big crawdad! Thanks for sharing!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

How do you catch a crayfish without him pinching you with his claws? I bet he tasted good.

Christy said...

I've never seen any longer than the palm of my hand about 4 inches roughly. Cool shot.

Lara said...

I like them, but I don't like to catch them :)

Dragonstar said...

Excellent photo, so clear.

Carrie Smith said...

Great photo...I've never seen a crayfish before. It really does resemble a lobster! We have a lot of lobster fishing here where we live.
Thanks for visiting!

Marcos Santos said...

Lilli

Anyway, I think the chances of live lobster were very small.

At least he has become a toy.

Wren said...

Well, eeewwwww ..... not what I was expecting, though clearly a critter.

Marigold said...

That is a neat shot! Thank you for your comments on Daisy.