Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana, USA May 29, 2012 Size: Roughly 6" nose to tail
I was waving goodbye to my hubby as he left for work, and saw something crawling in the middle of the road. At first I thought it might be a baby bird that had fallen from a tree, but upon closer inspection I found out it was this crawdad. He/she was crawling in a straight line right down the middle of the road! The nearest water source is a creek in our back yard a couple hundred feet away. Could this be a Northern Clearwater Crayfish (Orconectes propinquus)? Is there any way to tell whether it is a male or a female? Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks!
Contributed by Kelly Fiegle on 31 May, 2012 - 6:01am Last updated 28 December, 2012 - 4:40am
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