Thursday, December 2, 2010

Something Mysterious

I get the part about the protective coloration...but surely this is unusual? If you feel inclined to speculate, please do.

11 comments:

femminismo said...

I am pretty certain this fellow is part of the Los Angeles autumnal crab migration. Each winter (although this guy is a bit early) the crabs emerge from the sea (or the seafood market) and march inland, searching for discarded Barbie dolls. The one who finds the prettiest Barbie, and can talk her into returning to the sea with him, will be a BMOC - or a big man of (the) sea - BMOS. Have you read "The Old Crab and the Sea"? What a battle that guy had! (I crack myself up!)

Tom said...

hard to follow that

GWILYM WILLIAMS said...

Hermit Crab Seeks Queen Conch.

Titus said...

I am so in love with femminismo's explanation that I do not wish to think further.
Certainly looks very naturalised to me.

Joei Rhode Island said...

And having lived in Orange County (long ago) I vaguely remember that this was not such an unusual sight. Much more common then.

Rick said...

Femminismo: LOL!
Tom: I concur.
That's a very cool pic!

Charles Gramlich said...

Is it alive? It looks it. That's pretty cool.

Totalfeckineejit said...

The crab is drunk and has fallen into the gutter, I do it every Friday night.
The big questions are does a crab walk straight when intoxicated and is the one in the gutter really looking at the stars?

Bee said...

It is an odd juxtaposition, for sure.

Celeste Bergin said...

I can't speculate--but it is oddly captivating

Coreopsis said...

I'm not sure where to even begin with that. All I can say is that it would NEVER happen in Kansas, unless someone were to have decided against a crab dinner, but crab dinners aren't all that prevalent anyway. Thank you for that moment of weirdness...