1 adulto e alcuni giovani
While walking the creek we spied a crayfish.
Little Carnelian Lake
Swift Creek Lake
Lying still in the road, I took a picture and went my way thinking it was roadkill. Driving by I saw that I was being flipped the claw, and several other appendages, so went back. After being turned right side up, we had an eye-to-eye discussion of our respective ancestries while I took the second photo. Returned the critter to Delta water via Air Don.
Cambaridae is the largest of the three families of freshwater crayfish, with over 400 species. Most of the species in the family are native to North America east of the Great Divide, such as the invasive species Procambarus clarkii and Orconectes rusticus, with fewer species living in East Asia and Japan, such as zarigani (Cambaroides japonicus).