Crawdad








Photography by D'Arcy Allison-Teasley


5 comments:

  1. There are tons of crawdads in the creek on my mothers farm, my sister and I used to see who could catch the most without getting pinched. I have never been able to eat one, even though my Grandmother used to tell me that they were tasty. (Dee)

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  2. Some crawdad gumbo sounds awfully good about now.

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  3. You know, in the city, we call these "cangrejo de río" (river crab), although of course they aren´t found in the city.
    When my family and I moved into a smaller town, however, my cousin, who had lived there all his life, asked me once to draw a "chacal" (jackal) for him. I did, and he was like "what, this is a coyote". I was like, "well jackals and coyotes do look a lot alike". He was very connfused. I later learned that in rural areas, "chacal" was the usual word for crawfish!
    To date, I have no idea why.

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  4. In the US, they are usually called "crayfish" in the North, "crawdads" in the South. I've also read about them being called "mud bugs" in Louisiana.

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  5. Mud bugs sounds even less appetite-inducing than "jackals" XD

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