Yet another rescued pet.

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  1. EJ

    EJ Allotmenteer Extraordinaire

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    As some of you know, hubby tends to have a soft spot for almost anything that needs a new home, whether it is mechanical, vegetable, or animal! So yesterday we rescued a Blue Crayfish, an unwanted pet. :( He is beautiful, navy blue when frightened, royal blue when happy. He is about 9inches from the tip of his tail to his claws, and he seems to be in perfect health. I will take some piccies later when he is settled and post for you to see.

    So now, we have a tortoise, bearded dragon lizard, corn snake, 2 guinea pigs, koi carp and goldfish in the garden pond and an array of fish like cichlids, guppies, tetras, etc, a few shrimps and Larry the Lobster. What next I wonder??
     
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  3. Jewell

    Jewell Incorrigible Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Quite the unique collection of critters. The crayfish sounds pretty.
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    I'm speechless, EJ!
    There was a show about vets in practice over there in GB a few years ago. One was named Emma ... was that YOU?! :-D
     
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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Can't wait to see some photos of Larry the Lobster :D
     



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  6. EJ

    EJ Allotmenteer Extraordinaire

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    No Sjoerd, wasn't me. I have told the clan that pretty much anything goes, expcept a cat or dog because we both work, and the kids are at school, and I don't think it is fair to leave them alone all day. We do tend to mollycoddle our weird collection. :)

    So here he is, our boy (well, we assume he is a boy, but he might be a girl) Larry the Lobster (or Cliff the Crayfish :) )


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    wow ej, he's beautiful...or she...reminds me of Maine, and the ocean when i lived there...
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    He/she is a pretty creature. Did you find him/her in the seafood section of the grocery, a pet shop or just crawling across the street?
     
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    Did he come with his tank or did you have it for other critters already? He's a pretty amazing pet -- I hope he takes to mollycoddling!
     
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    EJ Allotmenteer Extraordinaire

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    Bunkie, we do have crayfish in our fresh water rivers here also, and of course, lovely plump lobsters. YUM!

    Hahaha Toni. He would look quite at home on the wet fish counter at our supermarket. No, an unwanted pet. Poor thing was languishing in dank, dark green stinky water with no light of pump to keep the water clean and airated.

    Daisybeans, he did come with that tank, but he was in it on his own with no accessories. Fortunately, hubby is a hoarder and he had everything else you see to make the crayfish feel at home.

    I'm glad you like him. What worries me is....what's next???
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Just don't let Mark visit a wildlife re-housing centre EJ!!! Last time I visited one Ian had to drag me, literally, out of the place before I could say I'd adopt the lot. :rolleyes:

    Larry/Cliff is a handsome specimen isn't he and he's soooo lucky to find a good home with folks like you who care. :-D
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Dinner with a bit of melted butter?
     
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    Awww, He/She is so cute. I have had a lot of pets but never had a crayfish. Poor thing living in that nasty green water. I bet he is happy now!
     
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    Well, that colour is quite attractive, EJ. I wonder what sort of care these guys need. I have had lots of pets in my time, but never one of these.
    You are an amazing woman, EJ.....I am wondering , "what next" as well. :)

    If I ever make it over to GB....do you charge admission?
     
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    Oh, I hate thinking of him in a stinky tank. He's a handsome guy or a lovely girl... either way, I'm glad he has a clean fesh home now.
     
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    We use bacon and a stick with a string .Tie Bacon on the string and drop it in a creek .Crawfish is caught that way here in Texas.
     

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