These Southern Plains Crayfish were found in a small pool of water next to Wolf Spring Road in far southeast Dallas County.

Their behavior was comical on this day. Several of these sub-adult specimens were observed crawling out of the water. Once on dry land, and at only a short distance from the water, the crayfish would flip their tails and spring themselves back into the pool. This activity was repeated several times while I watched, most probably by many different individual crayfish.

Observations Details

County Dallas
City Unincorporated
Date Aug 18, 2012
Time of Day Afternoon
Temperature Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C)
Weather Overcast
Habitat Agricultural-Farm
Type of Behavior Roaming
Gender Mixed
Maturity Juvenile
Observer Chris Jackson
Main Article Soutern Plains Crayfish Observation Location