The Living Fossil

Horseshoe Crab

Horseshoe Crab

It is believed the origin of horseshoe crabs dates back 450 million years making them 225x older than modern man, Homo Sapiens, who dates back a mere 2 million years. They have changed little over the millennia. This little guy was swimming in the shallows. Do they sting? Not sure. Do they bite? I was in a 3td world country where I am not overly confident in the medical care so I rationalized it was worth the risk finding out. So, i opted not to pick it up. I used a stick to help direct it to very shallow water so I could get a few pictures.

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