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A misplaced crawfish

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Crawfish and Worms 6218

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As you learned last time, more than 5 inches of rain from October 30th into the 31st had caused the creek that passes through Great Hills park to overflow its banks and temporarily turn what is normally a trail into a shallow creek of its own. The flood had carried with it this crawfish, which now found itself at least 100 ft. from its former home. Whether it ever made its way back to the real creek, I don’t know.

Yesterday I quoted the ditty that had popped into my head when I saw worms wriggling in the unaccustomed water:

Wormlets and squirmlets
But surely not omelets.

I haven’t heard of people in the United States eating worms, but in the South it’s common for folks to eat crawfish, and you can easily find recipes for crawfish omelets.

© 2013 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

November 19, 2013 at 6:01 AM

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