27 December 2011

Tuesday Crustie: Feisty

“I may be tiny... but I’m strong!”

A local sand crab (Lepidopa benedicti) resists having its picture taken.

They always seem to find the one little fold of flesh that they can get their claws into. It doesn’t hurt much when they grab you, but I often let out an “Ouch!” more from surprise than anything else.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I found one of these little critters last nigh in southern California. I had to do some research to find out what it was.