Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fiddler Crabs

Fiddler crabs are interesting.  I've always enjoyed watching the ones that live next to the rip rap in the marsh.  sitting around in the mud until someone or something draws near then scuttling into their holes.  The name fiddler crab was given because of the movement of the claws on the male crabs- looks like they are playing a fiddle.  Fiddler crabs are detritivores or animals that eat detritus or decaying matter (fungus, algae, etc). 
This Fiddler Crab was found in the ditch outside of the Seabreeze Restaurant on Gwynn's Island. 
I'm certain it's a carnivore and is fed small children. 
You need to really watch out for those Mathews bred fiddler crabs!

I'm pretty sure this movie was filmed on location in Mathews County, VA

1 comment:

  1. HORRORS!!! *GASP* <<>>>

    That is NOT a fiddler crab on/in/on/touching/ someone's hand!

    YES, there are KILLER mutant fiddler crabs around here.

    Next time you're in town we might have to rent that one, although it sounds like a really bad night at a Holiday Inn.