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The Crab Invasion

Updated on February 1, 2015
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A Gringo who moved to Puerto Rico, Greg loves writing about the island he now resides on. He and Maria also wrote several bilingual books...

We decided to have some fun yesterday and we headed to Cataño, Puerto Rico. The beach where we ended up was quite peaceful and brought me into a state of feeling very close to God.

Lastheart and I took her nephew with and had a fun and educational walk.

I am not real familiar with oceans and the wildlife associated with it. I came from the Midwest United States and have not experienced all the exhilarating affects of living near the ocean.

As you can see from the following pictures, I was having a grand time walking upon the beach and looking for sea shells and other bits of God's handy work. There is also a picture of Lastheart and I with feelings of love and romance being together.

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As I was walking with my eyes to the sand and every once in awhile, glancing at the ocean, they came.

They were everywhere!

Watch the following video I made when I managed to get the camera away from my lovely wife. I have never seen so many of these creatures in one place. I have eaten bigger ones and I have watched some educational films of them, but I had never watched any up close.

Watch the video.

A Gringocua Travels Puerto Rico Cataño (Volume 17)
A Gringocua Travels Puerto Rico Cataño (Volume 17)

This is one in a whole series of books telling, in English, about the pueblos of Puerto Rico.

Collect the whole set and book a trip today!



They are very interesting creatures.

Crabs walk sideways and from my understanding, the males have larger claws than females. They fight each other for mating rights.

I am putting a few crab pictures we took. I don't know the different types but Lastheart's nephew explained about one of them. It is a sand crab and is very fast. He caught one; notice it has two feet shaped like spoons and it digs the sand with it's claw and throws the sand with those spoon shaped feet. He told me how when he was catching it, the crab was throwing sand at him. What an interesting defense measure!

Crabs are one of God's wonderful creations. After doing this hub, I really don't know if I will be able to eat crab again; but man, I do love good crab legs!

Here are the pictures we shot and if you get the chance to visit Puerto Rico, check out the crabs! Maybe the book series I have been writing will help. The Amazon link will lead you how to buy it.

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Come and visit beautiful Puerto Rico. You will love it!

© G.L. Boudonck

© 2012 Greg Boudonck


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      Milli Thornton 5 years ago

      Enjoyed hearing about you finding a beach where you could feel so peaceful. I loved your crab video - and smiled at the scary soundtrack.

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      Greg Boudonck 5 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      I love you

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 5 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      My dear hillbilly from Missouri I love this hub! I love your invasion to crab land video.