The Hermit Crab — Almost Wordless Wednesday With Linky

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We had a homeschool field trip this week across from the beach, after the field trip was over a few of us moms went over to the beach park and had lunch and while the kids played on the playground they found this — a hermit crab. It was about the size of your fists. We have never seen one of these up close like this before. It was a neat experience except for one of the kids how got pinched by it when she picked it up! 


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The colors were so pretty, reds and purples………………

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  1. Beautiful creature! Thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

  2. Wow you were really able to get close! Really cool!

  3. That’s a really cool close up of a hermit crab. I haven’t seen one that up close before.

  4. These are such interesting creatures of nature, it reminds me when we were little my oldest brother and cousins getting them from the beach and playing – Fun memories..

  5. I’ve never seen one of those before. So neat!

  6. Wow that is amazing. Thanks for sharing.

  7. i had pet hermit crabs in college. they are fun to watch but kinda stinky pets.

  8. How cute! I have seen these at pet stores but never really up close!! what a cutie pie!!

  9. How cute! I have seen these at pet stores but never really up close!! what a cutie pie!! My niece would love one of these!

  10. Wow, so cool! I wouldn’t have even attempted to pick one up! Hope she was okay. Awesome that the kids got to have this experience. πŸ™‚

  11. lovely colour for a hermit crab!

  12. How cool! I have seen hermit crabs as pets before but never just walking around like this.

  13. They sell these gizmos with painted shells at the festivals. All the poor creatures want is to be left alone.

  14. I love the color, red and purple. Yea.. hoe lucky you are by founding this πŸ˜‰

  15. Our grandkids found hermit crabs a few days ago when we took them to the tide pools. They loved it!

  16. I’ve never seen a hermit crab up close before. He is so cute!

  17. My daughter wants one of these, it’s pretty cool but, I hear they don’t live long.

  18. How fun! I’ve always loved hermit crabs, my friend had some when were were growing up. They are a lot of fun!

  19. I’ve never seen a hermit crab in their natural habitat. What a pretty shell!

  20. Great shots! They do have great colors and the kids love when we find them camping!

  21. That is a beautiful hermit crab!

  22. Big as your fist?? That’s a BIG hermit crab! How cool to see it in nature. πŸ™‚

  23. My duaghter was justtalking about hermit crabs today. They are getting one for her class. lol

  24. My daughter in college just moved into a new apartment and her and her roommate got 3 hermit crabs as pets LoL I don’t know how large hers are. Your pictures are so colorful. I’l have her send me a photo of hers so I can see what they look like. Thanks for hosting WW πŸ™‚

  25. How neat! I have never seen hermit crabs “in the wild” before.

  26. Oh how pretty are your pictures!!

  27. hermit crab…love playing with them! We have a lot down here and my kids got sooo excited whenever they see one :D…cheers from Indonesia and happy Wednesday..

  28. My daughter used to have some hermit crab pets. They’re actually interesting little creatures.

  29. Cool! I have a huge hermit crab in my WW today, too (well, a real one and a fake one β€” the real one really was huge, though!).

  30. that’s so cute! interesting being!

  31. Was it your kid who got pinched? Poor thing. (Mine are always the first to touch the wacky creature, so we’d likely be in the pinched category had we been there)

    I’ve seen a lot of hermit crabs, but none that big. How cool!

  32. Very cool that it was out like that for them to see!

  33. What a great idea for a field trip. I love the colors. Nature is just beautiful.

  34. The hermit crab is so beautiful, I have never seen one close up. Great pictures. πŸ™‚

  35. Great pics!

  36. I had hermit crabs when I was little! I thought they were so cool! I used to hand paint new shells for them. haha

  37. Wow – that looks like a big crab in there…

  38. Oh, wow, Nicole! Thats great shots!
    Thanks for sharing and hosting this nice project.
    Enjoy the rest of your day!
    Hugs, Wieczora (β—”β€Ώβ—”)

  39. I love the purples! Who knew that hermit crabs were so colorful?!

  40. How cool!

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