Crabs, Crayfish, and Critters

Baudilio invited me to go on a "fishing" trip for what they call shrimp. Where I come from we call them crayfish. I said yeah I would love to go. So yesterday he along with his two sons and another friend went out into the mountains to catch some juicy crayfish. We first had to drive about 45 minutes outside of the city to a little pueblo. From there it was probably about a two mile hike down to the bottom of a ravine out in the middle of nowhere. It's just a small stream with lots of rocks and boulders, a perfect place for crayfish and crabs to hide. These guys have it down to an art. They sneak along the water looking for any kind of movement. When they spot a crayfish they just reach in with their bare hands and scoop them up. I was shooting pictures most of the time but I did manage to catch two of them myself. It was so much fun. I have never seen crayfish so big in all my life. They were huge. They plan to fry them and also make soup out of them. Sometime today Baudilio is going to bring a bowl of crayfish soup for me to try. I have never eaten crayfish before so this should be interesting.
By the end of the day, these guys had a huge bag of crayfish and crabs. It was then another hike back to the car. I'm telling you hiking out of that ravine was rough. I had so much sweat running off my eyelids I could hardly see where I was going. When we got back to the car we were all zonked. But what a fun day!







A spider web I spotted when we first reached the stream.









Look how big these crayfish are, they are huge!










There were butterflies everywhere. They were so pretty.










Hunting down the crayfish.













A little lizard who was hunting bugs.







The stream and woods reminded me of my childhood in Pennsylvania.










This crab was a fiesty little guy. He tried to pinch everything and everybody.















Some of the best of the catch.


7 comments:

Joe and Jeanne said...

that was quite an interesting trip...
all your time in the creek as a kid paid off on this trip..
you probably were good at catching your crayfish...
they are really huge...
your pictures were interesting...

Let us know how your soup was. I am quite curious.Do the crayfish taste like shrimp? Beautiful pictures.

REJunod said...

Have you ever thought about entering your pictures in contests? There are numerous free contests online, you should check it out. Ron's done a few, and even had 2 pictures published. You should think about it. Your pictures sure are good.

Esther Junod

Scott said...

I love your pictures!

Kara Plank said...

I totally remember catching "craw dads" with you in the "crick" beside the church. Remember the time we put them in my Mom's aquarium!? LOL!

Joanna said...

Now that looked like one fun filled trip!! haha That's awesome, hope the soup was great!!

Joanna said...

I love the picture of the tree's and fence post...how truly amazing!! It just takes you there!