Three weeks ago in Mumbai, we had seen a lot of men and young boys digging through mud on the beach, looking for something I thought were crabs and fish (previous post).
Good news: we found the crabs, though they were in Kochi! The coastal areas in town are pretty much bordered with sludge, it’s not very pretty. I need to research the reason behind it.
While sitting by the “beach”, drinking lime ginger soda, we saw little critters coming out from under the rocks.
In a 20-minute span, we saw probably about 30 of them, most of them dark brown, others with red colors. They were approximately 2 inches from claw to claw.
You can find baskets of crabs for sale at the fish market but they are a bit bigger. The smaller ones we saw are probably mainly bird food, not human food.