Tuesday, October 19, 2010
On the weekend David and his mate went into the "Devils Wilderness" to catch yabbies for their fish tanks. For my overseas friends, yabbies are a freshwater crayfish, like a lobster. They are generally blue or red in colour and vary in size. They have the capacity to live in water with very low oxygen, mud and can survive out of water as long as their gills are moist.
The yabbie in the tank. ( dreadful photo and will find another soon)
The boys brought home a very large one (about 25cm) and placed it in Dave's tank.
The following morning Dave had found it had got out of the tank and was climbing onto his bed! The nippers are strong enough to take a finger off!
I thought Dave looked a little "green"....
I don't think the yabbie was happy with its new accommodation so today we will return it to its water hole.....