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Thursday, April 5, 2012

The Horseshoe Crab

Today I'm going to tell you about the Horseshoe Crab.

First I'm going to tell you about my experience. Last week me and my family went to Shired Island to go visit my Aunt and Uncle on their one week vacation. While walking down the beach we happened to see a LIVE horseshoe crab, minus its tail. Poor thing. It had been dragged up by the water and the buzzards where flying all over him. So my Uncle picked it up by the shell and took it down to the water, with Roxie trolling behind. We kept walking down the beach till we saw another horseshoe crab, but this one was dead -_-. So we took it home so I could keep the shell, and left it outside for the bugs to eat the few guts still inside. While walking back up the beach we saw the same horseshoe crab. It had looked like he had moved quite a bit, but instead the tide had just gone down! Poor guy, he can't win. So Uncle George moved him yet again then we headed back to camp. What happened to him afterwards, we will probably never know. Then the next day I go outside and I find my crab shell ripped to pieces!!! You remember our pesky neighborhood cats? Ya, well, they dragged it out into the street and then it was either ripped to pieces by them or run over by a car. Either way it made me pretty upset.

Now I'm going to tell you about the Horseshoe Crab itself. They grow up to 60 inches and live off the coasts of America, Asia, Indonesia, and Egypt. they mainly feed on worms and small crustaceans. Horseshoe crabs aren't actually crabs at all, they're actually more related to spiders. Hear that mom? No matter where you go, land or sea, you will never escape spiders.

That's my report on the Horseshoe Crab. I got the info from The End.


  1. Sorry about your crab shell! Hope you can find another one some day!

  2. oh, so sorry to hear about your horseshoe crab shell, I enjoyed your narration as always. you write in such a way that attracts attention. Keep it up.