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Behold, Your Snail King

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I planned a journey to locate a decorator crab species. Red to match the algae where he makes his home, he is hard to find. Unavailable for purchase at any price, this little guy is something special. 

 

So it was worth the time planning my route. Seeing the channels that were in his range. Finding the right depths is important, ya' know? 

 

I would have to go get close to the ground I covered and study every square inch. I dove in search of this crab until my dive shirt chafed. So I took it off. Then I continued until my back burned to match the crab I sought.

 

"Maybe I need to become his habitat", I thought to myself "then he will come to me"

 

Another day, no luck. Staring down another night's room bill and 3rd degree burns I decided it was worth enlisting some help. 

 

So I called a dive buddy of mine. I described the crab that had become my Moby Dick. 

 

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"Oh, I think I have one of those in my tank. Why, do you want it?"

 

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Behold, the Snail King:

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johnmaloney

If this species is all over the Bahamas or something keep it yourself, I don't want to know. 

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HarryPotter

That looks awesome. Sent you an email this morning @johnmaloney 🙂 

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johnmaloney

I should get to it soon. Just getting in now. 

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Lawnman
6 minutes ago, johnmaloney said:

If this species is all over the Bahamas or something keep it yourself, I don't want to know. 

:lol: 

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Christopher Marks
32 minutes ago, johnmaloney said:

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I've never seen anything like it, it looks like a demon face or something! 👹

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johnmaloney
Just now, Christopher Marks said:

I've never seen anything like it, it looks like a demon face or something! 👹

Called a Devil's Head Decorator crab here. I am embarrassed that I am so tired and sunburned I am forgetting his species name. 

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Christopher Marks

So cool, I'm glad you shared!

 

Nurse those sunburns amigo! 🔥

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1891Bro
1 minute ago, johnmaloney said:

Called a Devil's Head Decorator crab here. I am embarrassed that I am so tired and sunburned I am forgetting his species name. 

That’s just skin cancer eating up at the brain. 

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johnmaloney
7 hours ago, Christopher Marks said:

So cool, I'm glad you shared!

 

Nurse those sunburns amigo! 🔥

The Aloe plant is going to take one for the team today. 🙂

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