Monday, April 13, 2009

The Grouch!

If you're feeling a wee bit grouchy like this fellow here (click on the photo to see that scowl close up), perhaps it's because we need more sun!

Rain, rain, go away,
Give us back our sunny days!

When the last round of thunderstorms pass through tonight, they say we're due several days of sunny, warm temps. YEAH!!!


A Dilettante's Perspective said...

This little guy makes me feel bad about those fried crab claws I had last summer at The Fish House.

Barrier Island Girl said...

I understand, Dilettante, but don't feel too bad. Here's a couple tidbits of info:

1. This is a ghost crab and it's not the type of crab you would have been eating.

2. Ghost crabs eat our endangered sea turtle hatchings! They can either dig down into the nest and prey on them that way, or pull a hatching into a crab hole as it tries to make its way to the Gulf water. We really have to guard against them.

There are many more crabs than our tiny hatchlings. A generous statistic is that only 1 in 10,000 sea turtle hatchlings make it to adulthood, but some experts say many less survive. So while I love the scowling face of ghost crabs, I don't like them messin' with my hatchlings! :-)


STEB said...

dain and cold here in cincinnati bee thankful for what you have

PJ said...

Nice close-up of Crabby looking grouchy. I like to watch crabs through binoculars. It's amazing how many are out and about until they hear/see you coming, then they just disappear!