Tracks and Sign

(AKA Crawdad)




When I was a kid, we used to find crawdads or crayfish in a creek that ran under the railroad tracks near my home. Crayfish live in fresh water and inhabit rivers and streams in many areas.
crayfish showing its antennae

The arrow is pointing out the antenna of this crayfish. This is a piece that often shows up whole in river otter scats. Crayfish live in the Eel River, in Humboldt County, California. (Where this photo was taken.) Otters seem to find these creatures easily. They are a bit more difficult for humans to find since they can hide in the smallest crevices and holes.

crayfish from the Eel River
A side view of a crayfish. We used to call them crawdads!
crayfish in the Eel River
This is how the crayfish looked when we spotted it underwater in the Eel River. It was near some rocks and had come out of hiding for some reason. They usually keep well hidden.
underside of a crayfish
A view of the underside of a crayfish. Watch out for that claw!
Eel River crayfish
The crayfish before we released it back into the river.



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