a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Arkansas Lobster

 Crawdad
Crayfish
 or mudbugs
no matter the name an interesting creature to watch
Safely back in his hiding spot after harvesting some moss.
These are underwater.  
The light spot you see to the right is the fresh water entering the spring.

21 comments:

Sandra said...

in Kentucky we called them crawdads.. my brother used to torment me by chasing me with them like they would pinch me. he loved to catch and release.. have not seen one in about 60 years

Karen S. said...

...and ever may they crawl and be forever safe! Lovely, watery captures.

Connie said...

Yum!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

He has nothing to worry about - I wouldn't eat him.
Very good underwater shots.

Linda Kay said...

I'm with Alex...I would not be eating one of these. We have attended the crawfish festivals before, but I'm not a fan.

Sketching with Dogs said...

I have never seen anything that looks like a lobster and lives in fresh water. Love the photos!
Lynne x

TexWisGirl said...

i usually find 'em after the herons/egrets have gotten to them. :)

Susan Kane said...

My brothers used to catch big crawdads and try to convince Mom to cook them. I don't think she did.

thewovenspoke said...

I haven't played with them in many years :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

We always called the Crawdads. We're from the South..Arkansas and Kansas..so..yeah. That's what we call them.
Yep. fiddling with the house and yard keeps me occupied. Kids and grands and all grown and gone..every last one of them..and the little greats don't live close by and beside..MY children are the doting grandparents. I'm just a decoration any more. Fine with me..so I play house. :) :)
You sound great.
I loved the underwater pictures. How did you DO that???
Hugs!!!

A Quiet Corner said...

We had tons in our creeks in VA!...:)JP

Arkansas Patti said...

He does look like a little lobster but since I don't eat the big ones, that fellow is safe from me.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Interesting watching them under water- I rarely see them, but I know a lot of folks like to eat them NOT ME!

Dreaming said...

Yes, inquiring minds want to know how you captured such super shots...under water!
What fun to watch them.

LindaG said...

Awesome photos, Gail. Makes me want some crawfish now. :-)

Misha Gericke said...

They are rather interesting creatures. :-)

Saucy Kodz said...

Is your new camera also waterproof. Really great captures. Wouldn't bother me to eat them if they are edible. I am not sure how big they get but I think you would have to eat a lot of em - I guess I am thinking about lobsters now and will probably have some lobster sandwiches for lunch - there's lots of lobster available in Atlantic Canada. Anyway, tell us all how you took these photos. Have a great day and hugz to M. lol to all

Mama Zen said...

I loved catching these when I was a kid!

DesertHen said...

We have crawdads here in NV. The one and only time I went crawdadding we used bacon to catch them with! The buggers pinched my fingers!

Lux Ganzon said...

It would be a great activity outdoor to "hunt" for these. :P

They're hard to spot in my opinion.

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