Gut Rumbles

July 07, 2004

daughter vs. crab


This is a picture of Samantha checking one of the dip nets we placed strategically in the creek. I didn't get a picture of what happened when she retreived the net, discovered a claw-clicking Blue Monster in it and damn nearly freaked out when the big sumbitch came crawling out. Samantha let out a feminine shriek, dropped the net and started doing some kind of ritual war dance in the mud.

"Get the crab, Sam!" Stacey yelled. "Don't let him back in the water!" The crab was scuttling back from whence he came.

Sam kicked the crab, stomped it, grabbed the net and beat the crab some more, then pinned it to the mud with her foot. "Daddy! Come get it!"

I did. One claw was broken off and the crab appeared to have all the fight whipped out of him. I picked him up by the back legs and tossed him in with his brothers in the tub. He just floated there, dazed and confused. I'm pretty sure that he was dead by the time I put him in a pot. I think he died of post-traumatic stress syndrome.

The end result of the crabbing trip is posted below.


She's taken "crabbing" to a whole other level....

Your description of said crab is killin' me...
"He just floated there, dazed and confused..."
"... one claw broken off and all the fight whipped out of him..."

Dear Gawd... rotflmao

You go, Girl!

Posted by: Stevie on July 7, 2004 04:29 PM

I see you went sport-crabbing. Good for you. ;)

Posted by: RoguePlanet on July 7, 2004 09:07 PM

That's a great photo!

Posted by: DogsDon'tPurr on July 7, 2004 10:39 PM

"I think he died of post-traumatic stress syndrome."

Or maybe post traumatic-stomping syndrome.

Posted by: homebru on July 8, 2004 10:06 AM

OMG I have tears from that post. I could just see her yelling then to finish it off you said it died form post traumatic stress syndrome It was like a good joke waiting for the bunch line. It was great just great

Posted by: Lady on July 8, 2004 01:43 PM
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