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.

3 comments:

AGMPRISMA said...

A friendly dog crab.
Greetings.

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.