Sam knew all about these guys...
San Diego County, California, US
Being eaten by a Sanderling.
I have always considered the "something" tag to be, well, something of an act of cowardice. I'm over that now!
Emerita analoga, the Pacific sand crab or Pacific mole crab, is a species of small, sand-burrowing decapod crustacean found living in the sand along the temperate western coasts of America. It is found on exposed sandy beaches in the swash region of the intertidal zone.