WANTED: FOR LOOKING DANGEROUSLY LIKE SPIDERS AND HAVING CLAMPS FOR HANDS.
SAND "GHOST" CRAB
Weekly, Waffle heads to the beach to hunt these dangerous creatures. They don't come out until the moon does, making it ever more dangerous and difficult to capture on film. The first three quarters of the beach trip are dedicated to warming up for the chase and ensuing pummeling.
The last quarter is for business. Finding the crabs can be an ordeal, but once found, the fight begins. They are classified into three categories: the babies, the mediums, and the monsters. Each category has a different plan of attack. The babies are all about the chase-- quick as lightning with no power, all speed. The monsters are fearless, standing their ground and brandishing their claws with as much confidence as a lion in a pen of sleeping lambs. The mediums are a combination of the other two, providing the greatest challenge but also the greatest thrill. Tonight, we only found monsters-- a little disappointing, but the fights were long and rewarding.
Though multiple crab battles happen every trip, they are difficult to capture on film because of the lighting. A full moon made it possible to document Waffle's heroic deeds. At last, a year after starting the weekly trips to the beach to eradicate the crustacean menace, we have finally obtained video footage of a crab battle. Enjoy.
For those curious, crab density was low tonight. We encountered 6 crabs but only engaged 4 of them. No mortalities. One hostage held captive in the Chuck It! Launcher.