When the man at the touch pool shrieked like a girl

June 24th, 2008 at 5:30 pm by james

There was the biggest hermit crab I have ever seen at the touch pool. Far more like Sebastian-the-crab than the little hermits I remember scurrying around rockpools in the days of my distant yoof. When the girls were done feeling the different seaweeds and playing with anemones and shells they wanted to see the crab better. The attendant reached gingerly into the water to clear space around it; it scuttled just a little and he shrieked. Like.a.girl.
Maybe he was just clearing his throat.
It sounded like a shriek to me.
Josie laughed.

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