What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

What is this?
Location: By my fence in the backyard.
February 27, 2011 10:44 am
I found this wondering in my yard. It has a stinger on the back but its down right now as I was hovering over it. It tried to strike my dogs a couple of times..
Signature: any way

Crayfish

Dear any way,
Crayfish, Crawfish, Clawfish and Crawdad are just a few of the common names attributed to this freshwater crustacean that burrows into the mud during times of drought.

Update:  June 23, 2016
Though they are not insects, Crayfish are surely edible, and because we recently directed a commenter to our Edible Insects page and because we just posted a recent Crayfish image, we decided we needed to add a tasty looking Crayfish to the tag.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

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