I did a post the other day where I included a photo of a small yabbie we found while gold panning.
In the comments Frivolous Monsters mentioned that he had never seen a yabbie before so todays post is to show him the true horror of giant yabbie…… *insert dramatic music here*
In my reply to him I said I was sure I had some photos of a giant yabbie somewhere and, happily, over the weekend the Man was going through some old photos and unexpectedly found them. That means today’s post is also a visual warning about wading in a river without suitable footwear.
This yabbie had been bought to school in an esky for show-and-tell after being caught in the river a few hundred metres from the school. I took these photos in the car park as eager children gathered around, fortunately staying at a safe distance. This guy would have been able to take off any finger that strayed within reach!
The boy who caught it said that he and his dad often see ones this size nearby although, luckily for us, we have never had a close encounter with one of these monsters of the not-so-deep in our travels.
To truly impress you I will add a photo below which includes those eager children to give you a sense of scale.
This guy would just be waiting on the riverbed for naked and unsuspecting toes to wander past wouldn’t he?