An Unusual Visitor

26 Jun

When I was walking in pasture after the storms, I came across an unlikely little visitor in the pasture.

crawdad

I’ve not seen a crawdad back there before (although my son says he found one once).  Hope he finds a more steady water source because he’s sitting on what should be a dry goat path.

Sharing with Camera Critters, Saturday’s Critters and SOOC Sunday.

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22 Responses to “An Unusual Visitor”

  1. itsallaboutpurple June 26, 2015 at 2:53 pm #

    well i see a critter but i have no idea what a “crawdad” is…is it a frog?? looks like a frog!!! have a wonderful weekend!!!

    • Teresa June 26, 2015 at 3:37 pm #

      It’s like a little freshwater lobster kind of. HERE is more information on them.

  2. Margaret Birding For Pleasure June 26, 2015 at 3:17 pm #

    Nice tohavean unusl visitor however i do hope he finds a water source.

  3. Jeanne June 26, 2015 at 5:34 pm #

    Ya, he could definitely be in trouble when (if?) your weather dries out! That would be a bit of a surprise to find one!

    • Teresa June 27, 2015 at 10:02 pm #

      I was certainly not expecting to see anything like that.

  4. Freda Mans June 26, 2015 at 8:10 pm #

    Neat guest! Haven’t seen one before.

    • Teresa June 27, 2015 at 10:04 pm #

      He better find some real water, or he won’t last very long.

  5. TexWisGirl June 26, 2015 at 8:33 pm #

    we get ’em in the pasture here, too. seems like they’re easy pickings for herons and egrets and crows, then.

    • Teresa June 27, 2015 at 10:04 pm #

      Oh no. Poor guy. I can see why you’d get them with the pond. I don’t have anything like that here.

  6. artmusedog June 27, 2015 at 9:22 am #

    Amazing to find a crawdad there isn’t it? Neat shot!

    Happy Weekend,
    artmusedog and carol

    • Teresa June 27, 2015 at 10:05 pm #

      Thanks. I was very surprised!

  7. Eileen June 27, 2015 at 9:24 am #

    Great find, but it seems like a weird place for a crawdad! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

    • Teresa June 27, 2015 at 10:05 pm #

      It really is. Hope he found some water.

  8. kezzela June 27, 2015 at 10:24 am #

    we have poisonous ones here in Fl now ugh

    • Teresa June 27, 2015 at 10:06 pm #

      We don’t have any poisonous ones thankfully. He was just a bit out of his natural element.

  9. ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© June 28, 2015 at 2:40 pm #

    Every once in while, I see a water critter where I don’t expect any after heavy rains.

    Good luck to you, Mr. or Mrs. Crayfish/Crawdad/Mudbug/LOBSTER!
    ~

    • Teresa June 28, 2015 at 3:16 pm #

      Poor little critter is certainly going to need some luck.

  10. Pat June 28, 2015 at 6:19 pm #

    Hope he makes it safely to a watery refuge.

    • Teresa June 28, 2015 at 6:20 pm #

      Me too. Of course, it keeps raining, so my pasture is still a watery refuge.

  11. pattisj July 16, 2015 at 11:59 pm #

    He must have floated in on the tide! That’s a lot of rain, hope things are drying out.

    • Teresa July 17, 2015 at 9:16 am #

      We’re still well above average for rain, but I’m optimistic that I’ll get my hay made this coming week.

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