A Crawdad Threatening Me

By | August 24, 2013

This Crawdad looks like it is trying to block me from continuing my hike but this is what they do when they feel threaten. I spotted it crossing a trail that I was on and when I got low to photograph it the Crawdad rears up, raising its claws threateningly. Most of the time they will also move backwards, flinging mud.

A Crawdad Threatening Me Photo

A Crawdad Threatening Me

Crawdad Facts and Camera Settings

Crawdads live under rocks and debris on the muddy bottom of freshwater lakes and streams. They are active at night and crawl along the mud feeding on aquatic vegetation, worms, insects, mollusks, and decayed organic matter. Their pincerlike claws are used to crush and tear food into smaller pieces.

Author: Steve Creek

An Arkansas-based wildlife photographer specializing in the wildlife found in Arkansas and Oklahoma. Steve’s images are created from his overwhelming passion for being outdoors with cameras in tow.

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  1. Jerry

    Steve… Your photos are spectacular.. I can spend most of the day going through each of them looking at all the fine details. You bring more to wildlife then just a “photo”. Thanks