Posts Tagged ‘Crayfish’

Crayfish: It’s What’s for Dinner in Golden Gate Park – Everybody’s Eating These Tiny Lobsters

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Here’s what I saw the other day:

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I’m supposing it’s crayfish from the bottom of Stow Lake.

Now let’s review

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Sometimes crayfish look very red, like a lobster, sometimes not?

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Great blue herons throw them up in the air and then catch ’em with a big thwack. THWACK:

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There’s mudbug juice everywhere.

But pied-billed grebes are neater

There you go, Junior:

Eat some crawdads:

All right, stay safe, mudbugs.

Procambarus clarkii is a freshwater crayfish species, native to the Southeastern United States, but found also on other continents, where it is often an invasive pest. It is known variously as the red swamp crawfish, red swamp crayfish,Louisiana crawfish, Louisiana crayfish or mudbug.

Pied-Billed Grebe Mother in Golden Gate Park Tries to Feed Her Baby a Huge Crawdad – It Sort of Works

Monday, September 10th, 2012

This took a while so I’m not sure these photos show the same crawfish. The baby would keep dropping it and the mother would keep diving to retrieve.

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I guess it all worked out…

Seafood Buffet at Stow Lake: This Great Blue Heron Noshes on Crawdads – They’re Like Little Lobsters!

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

This giant bird with a wingspan bigger than your outstretched arms has managed to stay well-fed on tiny crawdads in Golden Gate Park.

See? Nom nom nom:

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Hurray!

And the Crawdad Goes Splat: Mud Bug Juice A-Flying in Golden Gate Park

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

See?

As seen in the pool below Prayerbook Cross in Golden Gate Park, which is the summit of our annual Bay to Breakers race – no not the Hayes Street Hill, despite what they tell you, year after year.

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The Vicious Great Blue Herons of Golden Gate Park

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

The Great Blue Herons of Golden Gate Park need to mash up their crayfish treats before eating, so sometimes you’ll get to hear a wet splat and then see the guts fly.

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KERSPLATT!

A close up view from an earlier day:

Look out, little crayfish…

Heron vs. Crayfish in Golden Gate Park

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

This one didn’t end well for the crayfish.

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Stow Lake, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California