Saturday, May 3, 2014
The boys enjoyed keeping one for a pet now and then. They had captured a very large crawfish which was being kept in an aquarium on our kitchen buffet. My mother came to visit and as usual, she got up earlier in the morning than any of us and slipped barefoot into the kitchen to make her first cup of coffee. She suddenly woke up the rest of the house when she started yelling because she didn't know what had invaded the kitchen floor. The boys had unwittingly caught a mama crawfish that had dozens of tiny babies clinging to her swimmerets She had crawled out of the tank, slipped onto the floor, and scattered little crawfish everywhere. Mother thought they were bugs, and indeed, in some places they are called mud bugs!