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

CountyDallas
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CityUnincorporated
DateAug 18, 2012
Time of DayAfternoon
TemperatureWarm (70-89°F/21-32°C)
WeatherOvercast
HabitatAgricultural-Farm
Type of BehaviorRoaming
GenderMixed
MaturityJuvenile
ObserverChris Jackson