Don’t Call Me Crabby!!
For quite a while I have been posting photos of crabs being eaten by other animals (usually alligators) and it got to the point where I started to think of crabs as only being food for other species. But of course crabs themselves have to eat too, especially if they want to grow up to be big guys like this blue crab I found in the salt marsh earlier this month. He was snacking on all sorts of tiny marine life that were floating by his way.
I was watching him skitter along sideways in the shallow salt water and grab things in those large pincher claws and shove it all into his mouth. At this point it would have been cruel to see some gator or bird come along and try to make a meal of crabby, but not on this day.
Our crabby friend was the one doing all the snacking!