Saturday, May 07, 2011

Close Encounter

Daisy met her first horseshoe crab at Blacks Creek yesterday. She was very curious. Once called "Horsefoot Crabs" because of the resemblance of its shell to a horse hoof, the Horseshoe Crab isn't really a crab. It is related to scorpions, ticks and land spiders.



A friendly dog crab.

DAG said...

My youthful memories of Wollaston beach always included Horse shoe crabs and Jelly Fish. Good to see Daisy enjoying herself.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

Great capture - I've not heard of a horseshoe crab before - the dog is having a good cautious look.

Winter or Spring?

March has proven to be a fickle month so far.  This pre-school play area illustrates it well.