@sammydog01@therealjrn Saw a backyard like that at a house I stayed at outside of New Orleans (Mandeville). It was about a foot shallower, and had these hollow mud mounds that stuck up just above the surface.
The six year old who lived there told me, “that’s where the mud bugs live.” And he set his dog on one to dig it out, “Go git 'im”.
I’m guessing that’s Texas (as in, “it’s flooding down in…” and “…is where all those Mediocre folks live”), which is right next door to LA, so the first thing I thought of was the dog diggin’ for mud bugs.
edit: I live in the northeast, where we have crayfish that live in streams, that was the first and only time I’ve seen the crawfish in its native habitat (a muddy backyard, apparently).
I also ate at least a hundred of them while I was down there.
@sammydog01@therealjrn@tinamarie1974 Just an FYI - Crayfish and Crawfish are the same animal, just called different names depending on the region.
Personally, if it lives under rocks in a brook or stream, Imma call it crayfish; if it lives in a mud-chimney, Imma call it crawfish, crawdad, mud bug and/or dinner.
Yeah, I saw some crayfish [mudbugs, crawdads, fresh-water shrimp, etc…] for sale for stocking ponds at Country Max last weekend, and in reading further about them, it turns out that they don’t just live under rocks in streams like the ones we have here up in NYS, they can live in freshwater all over, can travel relatively long distances between bodies of water, and apparently by burrowing can cause failure of dikes and drain earth bottom ponds…