I wanted to make a Youtube video on cleaning a blue crab so
after we checked our traps the Island King grabbed the video camera and I went
into I’m going to clean this crab mode.
Except, this was no ordinary crab.
Blue crabs tend to be aggressive when you mess with them but
this one was just over the top.
I tried to snip his pincer and he went after my snippers in
rapid fire motion, causing me to lose control of him, chase him, catch him and
then start over.
I dropped him back into the bucket, waited for the Island
King to stop laughing and then stuck my tongs down into the bucket to grab him
And out he came – with a knife!
I have never had a crab pull a knife on me before.
As if his razor sharp pincers aren’t enough, now he’s got a
Before I realized what was happening he swung his other claw
around, grabbed the tongs and tried to disarm me.
I don’t know why I didn’t drop him back into the bucket and
regroup but once he pulled the knife, all bets were off and I was determined to
take him down.
The Island King filmed the whole debacle and later, watching the
video, I realize that wasn’t the smartest thing to do.
My sweet husband, bless his heart, said he never stopped
filming because he figured a video of me getting stabbed by a knife wielding
blue crab would go viral.
Who could resist “Woman stabbed with fishing knife by Blue
I’d love a viral video but in the end I’m really glad the
crab didn’t get me. Can you imagine? Being stabbed in the eye with a fork and
being cut by a crazed crab?
That’s too weird – even for my life.