Monday, June 27, 2016

A Crabby Sunday

We headed out to the marsh at low tide on Sunday. Pretty day, not much wind, some puffy fog out at the coast. It's been quiet at the marsh with most of the birds gone during summer breeding. We like walking around anyway. Lots of dragonflies and butterflies are out and about, and there are always beautiful views around every bend. We crossed the bridge over the creek that runs out into the bay. Because the tide was out we had a good look at the muddy-sandy banks. This is what it looked like.
If you click on the photo, you'll see lots of little dark spots along the water's edge. Interesting. They almost looked like they were moving. I zoomed in a little closer for a better look.
Still looked a few of those spots were moving. So I zoomed in a little more.
Yes! Little crabs were everywhere, all along the Jolly Giant Creek. For a good half mile they were out and about on the water's edge. So, of course I had to take a little video of the action.

15 comments:

  1. How cool sis that, all those little crabs

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  2. You and I both laughed at the same moment! What cuties they are.

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  3. Wow, that's so wild. Watch your toes is right! That's so cool.

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  4. They are so cute and tiny. I got tickled at the cranky one defending his personal space. They weren't stranded were they?

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  5. What a great find, let the crabbiness continue!

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  6. that's a lot of crabs! could you tell how big they were?

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  7. Val-- It was pretty wild out there.

    Dave-- Roger walked down in another spot to see if they were there, and they scattered so fast. No toe biting!

    Bill-- It was quite a surprise to see so many.

    CCorax-- They do make me laugh. I've watched them before and they are crazy little defenders of their space. I've never seen this many at once.

    Sharon-- It's a good thing the muddy muck is way too mucky to walk in!

    Arkansas Patti-- They are SO tiny, almost hard to see unless you zoom in with a camera. No, they're not stranded. The tide will come back in and cover them again.

    Brig-- We were happy to see them. They are so tiny.

    lindaj-- They're about an inch and a half to two inches big. Some are smaller, not many are bigger.

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  8. That's amazing. I'm surprised the predators weren't gobbling them up.

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  9. NCmountainwoman-- I was surprised by that as well. Not a bird in sight. Two days earlier we watched a river otter swimming right up the creek. That might explain why all the birds were absent.

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  10. Crabby okay cupid session? ;)

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  11. isabelita-- I hadn't considered that... mmmm? Cupid session. Maybe. If I knew what kind of crabs these are, I would google around to find out.

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  12. Wow! I enlarged the pictures and I've never seen so many crabs together.
    Thaks for the photos and the video!

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  13. Sonia-- Glad you liked it! Thank you for stopping by.

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