Thursday, September 12, 2013


Hermit crabs are anything but hermits. They're called hermit crabs because each one carries his shelter with him. In reality, hermit crabs are social animals that thrive in the company of other hermit crabs. They'll climb over each other for fun and sleep in piles. In the wild, they live in large networks that facilitate the trading -- and sometimes outright stealing -- of shells. I came across this stump loaded with hermit crabs during a walk at Ft. McRea.  Actually they were all over the beach too. Must have been a convention.  :)

1 comment:

  1. I love watching hermit crabs, they've held a fascination since I was little so maybe it's a bit of childhood nostalgia:) Love this brilliant capture.


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