June 15, 2004

He's Alive!

About a month ago, I mentioned that the little crab in my fishtank had died.

Well, apparently the rumors of Houdini's demise were quite exaggerated. I lifted the lid on the filtering pool last night, only to find his beady little crab-eyes staring back at me.

How can this be? According to my mom, crabs shed their shells like a snake sheds its skin. So, the bits of crab in the bottom of the tank that I thought were Houdini's remains were just the bits of shell that came off as he grew a wee bit bigger.

Seeing as I cleaned the tank after he "died", I don't know how I didn't spot him. But he's alive and well, which makes me happy.