The Red American River Lobster

DSC_5252This is the Red American River Lobster. Over here in The Netherlands they are considered a plague and the government says they must be destroyed.

I ‘hunt’ for them in our local park but only with my camera and lenses as I think they are beautiful creatures even though they eat a lot of fish in ponds apparently.

This particular one was about 9 to 10 inches big and very hard to ‘catch’. It hid itself under branches and I had to stick my walking cane in the water to move those branches. As I did it ‘attacked’ my walking stick and it showed no fear.


That behaviour and the fact they are just beautiful makes me want to go back there and take another look at them. And I will take my cameras with me again I promise.

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Leendert van Gemeren

Dit ben ik, Leendert. Ik ben een beetje ouderwets en houd van dingen die geweest zijn, bijvoorbeeld oude Engelse series op TV zoals All Creatures Great And Small, mechanische horloges, bifocale brillen en oude langspeelplaten. Ik houd niet van moderne dingen en werk regelmatig aan een ouderwetse modelspoorbaan. Ik volg Jezus en schrijf mijn gedichten soms ook over Hem maar ik schrijf ook verhalen over het leven. Excentriek. Op feestjes ben ik vaak te vinden in de keuken.

This is me, Leendert. I am a little bit old-fashioned and I love things from the past, old series like All Creatures Great And Small, mechanical wristwatches, bi-focal glasses and vinyl records for example. I am not keen on modern things and I often work on this old style model railway. I follow Jesus and sometimes write a poem about Him but I also write about my life. Eccentric. You can often find me in the kitchen at parties.
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