Found this not so little fellow in our garden at the side of one of the ponds, it was burrowing into a fresh molehill, looks like a Crayfish to me.
Looks like a crayfish bum to me…
There is a possible hint of red on what I can see of front claws so perhaps need to check out which one it is. Here’s a guide. If it’s one of the invading species then it is not a cute little critter, but a marauding killer that you should squash forthwith.
I already had a look as I had found the article on The Local, he definitely isn’t anywhere red enough mostly green /brown.
Yep - very tasty!
We had some properties (stations / farms) way out on the edge of the outback that we’d only visit in the holidays, one of my favorite memories is setting yabby traps (Aussie crayfish) using a kangaroo leg and coming back to fund bucketfuls of them for dinner!
Used to find them in the streams, lovely on the bbq…
Definitely crayfish. My friends and I occasionally catch them on the end of our fly lines at the trout lake we go to. Not sure whether this is a native blue, or an invasive Californinan.
Thanks for that John, I’ve never seen that film.
2nd one is even better😱
So true, it is one of my favourite films.