So many people asked us what Crawdads were and if they were tasty we thoughts we would do a post about them. They has lots of different names, Crawfish, Crayfish, Mudbugs and Crawdads. Mommy generally calls them Mudbugs unless she is eating them, then she calls them Crawfish as she thinks that sounds more appetizing.

They build mounds like this in our yard. Mrs. Caren, you are right about them liking water, we has a high water table, you only has to dig a little bit before you hit water here. You generally see the mounds after we gets a lot of rain. Crayfish are small crustaceans that live in freshwater habitats, which do not freeze over in cold conditions, some people even keep them in aquariums.  We don't likes them cause they mess up our garden. The Walden Effect has a good post about Crayfish in the garden. 

They comes out at night or after a lot of rain to eat decaying organic matter and insects. 

People boils them and eats them, kinda like shrimp according to Mommy, cept you suck the head and pinch the tail (click here for more info). Daddy will not eat them like this, but Mommy does. So we guess it is a personal opinion about their being tasty. You can also put them in gumbos and other seafood dishes and Daddy will eat them then. 

We just eats them shells and all unlike the people. You has to be careful they don't pinch you though. This is one appetizer that will hurt if you don't watch out when eating them. 

We hopes you enjoyed learning about our Crawdads. ~Tuiren & Fenris


  1. Whoa! Whoa! Whoa, T and F! I have never known anything about those creepy guys before. I think if I saw one, my head would explode. Ditto Mom's head. You are lucky to be so brave to eat them before they bite you.

    Love and licks,

  2. Our Mom and Dad have eaten Crawfish... in Lousiana... they were in a Boil... They Liked them... they also had them in Gumbo... Those were good TOO...
    We have them in Creeks and around ponds and lakes in our neck of the woods... they make good Fish Bait...
    Thanks fur telling folks about MUDBUGS.

  3. Thanks for the crawdad lesson. We clicked on the link and learned more about them. Just keep your pretty face away from those pincers Tui.

  4. Great mudbug lesson!

    I think they'd make a good catch for cats--sassy and tasty. Do Socks and Scylla ever pursue them?

  5. The peeps here will pass...BOL!!
    They do look kind of interesting to me though...

    I know kids like to 'fish' fur them in the warm months when they wade in the riverbanks or creeks...then they run and show them to their peeps...eeuuwwww! BOL!

    The only things we have here making a mess in our yard is moles and shrews....


  6. oh wow! Thank you for that info!!!! I learned so much! I love shrimp but I think I would be more like your Daddy and not suck those heads off lol

  7. food serviss gurlz gram maw & gram paws place had dawgs used ta like ta mess with em...up two a point......PINCH !! ☺ course they had eeevil vizshuz snakes two....we guess de food serviss gurl could run like de wind when her saw one oh them !!


  8. Wow, did we learn a lot today. We had no idea these things could live outside water or built houses. We never heard them called mudbugs before. Mom says she just lost her appetite. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  9. Great lesson - Mom says she has heard of crawfish. She likes shrimp, crab, and lobster, so maybe she might like to try some of that gumbo.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  10. When the mom and dad-guy were in New Orleans, they ate some crawfish.

  11. whoa!! so NOT the crawdads Mom L knows from childhood catching them in a creek

  12. Wow, we can't believe the mounds they make! Yep, you better be careful when eating them Fenris, they look like they mean business!


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