Re: NANFA-- Fish and Crayfish Burrow Coexistance- Was Erymozon
Thu, 6 Apr 2000 15:03:09 EDT

In a message dated 4/6/00 2:37:39 PM Eastern Daylight Time,

<< In a message dated 4/6/00 1:02:47 AM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

<< I never hear anyone call them crayfish. sounds too wierd. >>

Actually, I first heard them called crawdads by my dad when I saw my first
one and asked what it was. I seem to remember looking up the meaning of the
words "crawdad' and "crayfish" to see which term was proper; "crawdad' is a
colloquial term and "crayfish" is the proper term (perhaps someone has
different info on this?). "Crawfish " would seem to be an intermediate term
between the two others. Myself, I prefer to call them "crawdads" instead of
Where I grew up we called them crawldabbers.


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