Yesterday I took my class to the seaside for a family day out. It was lovely, aside from one unpleasant incident. The weather was pleasant, the children and parents were happy, and I got to eat ice cream, always a good thing!

One of the children caught a crab. She was so excited, she ferried this thing around in a bucket for hours!


As we neared the time to get the train home, we encouraged her to let it go back in the sea. She’s a good girl, and went off with mummy, no problem, and found a safe place to let it go… only for it to promptly be eaten by a seagull that was hovering!

Nature’s way, I know that, but not nice for her to see it close up, like that!

Anyway, we were on the platform, waiting for our train, and her mum came to me. “We have a stowaway!” I wasn’t sure what she meant, but was soon shown what she meant. deep in one of the little turrets of her bucket, there was still sand lodged, and in that sand was a teeny little baby crab!

Mummy didn’t know what to do with it, so she took it home, then sent it in to us at Nursery today!

What are we to do with a baby crab? No sea water for him, not tank to keep him… the safest place, we decided, would be the Promenade, though it is not salt water… it’s the closest thing.

But, me being me, I had to bring it home to show my children!

Here is Cyril the Crab!


Excuse the lined hands, but isn’t he teeny, and cute!


Look at his little face!

I’m keeping him for another day, so Lil Man gets to meet him, then we will set him free.

52 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Deb
    Jul 01, 2016 @ 23:29:33

    Oh my that must have been awful for her to see that, my mouth would have dropped open! Boy that little crab really is teeny tiny…crab’s might make a great pet, they’re quiet! 😉

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  2. syl65
    Jun 30, 2016 @ 14:06:14

    Wow, the circle of life! From tragedy to treasure!

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  3. Yvonne Payne
    Jun 30, 2016 @ 09:01:58

    Glad the day was a success. School trips are so important. Cyril”s a fun name. X

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  4. Judy Martin
    Jun 30, 2016 @ 08:07:59

    Oh how cute he is. What a shame that the other crab got eaten, bloody seagulls are such a pest!
    I am sure Lil Man will love little Cyril too! 🙂

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  5. Erika Kind
    Jun 30, 2016 @ 06:54:30

    So very sweet! At least he survived. Sorry, but when you wrote about the seagull I instantly laughed… it reminded me of a scene in the movie “Madagascar”. I hope you find a good place for the little guy. What a journey for him.

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  6. Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    Jun 30, 2016 @ 06:31:16

    Awww what a sweet experience. Keep your new friend away from seagulls. 🙂

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  7. amommasview
    Jun 30, 2016 @ 03:50:48


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  8. elementhealing
    Jun 30, 2016 @ 03:28:20

    It’s so cute! I wonder if a pet store could help you get a set up for it.

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  9. Heartafire
    Jun 29, 2016 @ 23:47:01

    ah, so cute these tiny creatures, I have some little tree frogs about that size. cute!!

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  10. Al Lane
    Jun 29, 2016 @ 23:31:19

    Birthday present!

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  11. willowdot21
    Jun 29, 2016 @ 23:00:14

    Yer right no doubt he will still be with you when he is 21!!

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  12. Charles Yallowitz
    Jun 29, 2016 @ 22:48:43

    Cute. Also, it appears seagulls are jerks on every continent.

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  13. ladieswholunchreviews
    Jun 29, 2016 @ 22:38:16

    He is adorable!

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