Sunday, June 17, 2012

Night crabs

Who else might you see while walking home from dinner in Tamarindo to our condo in Playa Langosta?  In addition to the bird yesterday, you might encounter a crab like this.  At certain times of the year, crabs like this will walk across the beach road at night.

They are about 2 - 3 inches (5-8 cm) in size.  I suspect that the reason that they cross the road has something to do with the reproductive cycle, but I am ignorant of that subject about crabs.  I apologize to those of you who sometimes leave comments saying that they learn things on this website.  I think I will stay ignorant about crab reproduction.

UPDATE:  Please check the comments below.  Kate from Visual St. Paul has posted a poem about crabs that will delight you.

Today is Sunday, so we have new photos posted on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.  This week we are showing photos of Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia, including its picturesque lighthouse and seascapes.


Kate said...

Herman met Sally on the beach one night,
The sea was calm and the starfish were bright.
She looked at him and he looked at her it was true love at first sight.

Well, Herman told his folks about the girl that he found, They said,
"Herman there must be other girls around. 'Cause crabs walk sideways,
lobsters walk straight and We won't let you take her for your mate."


Crabs walk sideways and lobsters welk straight,
And you can't take a crab for your mate.

Well, Herman told his Sally and it broke her heart
She loved that lobster right from the start
He took her in his claws and said "I'll always be yours,
But still, dear, we'll have to part." Chorus:

She said, "Let me talk to your mom and dad,
I'll show them crabs really aren't that bad."
But they turned her away
"What will the neighbors say."
And they laughted at the funny walk she had. Chorus:

Then one day on the sandbar what did Herman see,
But his little ol' Sally walking straight as can be.
He said, "Sweetheart now they'll take you in the family!"
She said, "Don't you sweetheart me! Hic!" Chorus:

Judy said...

OK, that was my first laugh of the day. Thanks Kate and Dave. And have a nice father's day!

Sharon said...

Kate's poem was perfect for this post!

glenda said...

What a fun crab poem. Never now what to expect when I read these blogs! Thanks.

Jack said...

The team of Dave and Kate deserve kudos for today's post and poem. I will never have lobster or crab again without thinking of Kate's poem.

Dave - working all weekend? What a sad story!

Bob Crowe said...

A literary education on CDP. Now that I'm thinking about it, I've never paid much attention to crabs or lobsters walking. Lobster strolls are really hard to see.

JM said...

I remember these guys! They're big and live on land, mostly under tree roots, right? Great shot.

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