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CRAW BOB LIVES



BEHOLD THE HORRID GLORY OF CRAW-BOB THE LAWN CRAYFISH HE LIVES HE HUNGERS HE IS ABOUT THREE AND A HALF INCHES LONG THEY SAID I WAS MAD WHEN I SPOKE OF LAWN CRAYFISH BUT WHO IS LAUGHING NOW!?

(ahem)

Hound went out in a rainstorm and poked something, which poked her back, and this sequence ended in me balancing a phone and a flashlight. I took a gazillion photos, of which two came out.

Look at him! Look at his glory! Look at the proof that he exists and I'm not hallucinating lobsters in the flowerbed! AAAAAAAHHH

Hello Craw-Bob! I hope the Hound is ok!

HAIL! HAIL!
*waves hands like claws*
HAIL! HAIL!

Eee! Look at the bumpy lil claws!

That's...a bit scary actually. Esp since he looks so Huge in the pic.

in south east Texas on alluvial mud flats. The yard is riddled with crayfish burrows.

*a knock on your door*
*answer*
*look out, then down*

"Excuse me, but have you seen my lawn sponge, Larry?" (sounding like Milton Waddams from the movie Office Space ... the stapler guy.)

That is a great photo! Those EYES!

Contemplating it, I am so very glad I live in a place where we do not have lawn crayfish. I would not want to bump my foot into those claws walking around at night.

Are you sure they don't exist where you are? The most common species has an impressively expansive range: http://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Cambarus_diogenes/

The glowing eyes are amazing. Also, from my PoV there remains something distinctly bizarre about (relatively) large crustacean living in people's yards. All hail the lawn lobster.

If that is the alternative, I am suddenly quite happy to live with the possibility of snow from September to May and the rather shorter growing season that entails.

Gaze upon Hiz Magnificence!

My partner and I are sitting on the couch:
Me: *whisper* Craw-Bob LIVES!"
She looks up. I rotate the monitor. She stares.
Is that..." *long pause* "...Ursula Vernon's site?"
Silent nod.
"...How large is that?"
"About ten blocks by five blocks. Godzilla will be along any minute."

This needs a like button. haha

Ooooh, nifty! That's quite the range of colors he has.

Though I feel compelled to note that he does not prove that you are not also hallucinating lobsters in the flowerbed....

He looks about THIRTY inches because of this extreme close-up, but at least you got one of his good sides.
This is probably the most epic thing to wake up to. Especially because it's all the way on the other side of the globe, and nowhere near my warm snuggly bed.

I'm probably going to come back to this several times during the day to pay homage to Craw Bob.

Ha, I just showed that to my boyfriend, who grew up in NC, and he had never heard of such a thing. (He's the one who's friends and went to high school with Kevin's friend/colleague Stacey/Cat, from Chapel Hill.)

I'm over near New Bern, and we have them in our yard! They build what looks like mud teepees/pyramids with no doorways at the base of trees in a section of our lawn that is heavily wooded and sometimes floods. I don't know if they're back this year, but they had a little village going last spring/summer. Weirdest thing ever, we had no idea what they were when they first appeared.

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