Wednesday, April 29, 2015

BLOGGING A2Z CHALLENGE: LETTER Y

YABBY


I was looking up words that start with the letter Y. I came across YABBY.

Yabby is a name Australians give to  crayfish of a certain genus. Crayfish is called crawfish in Southern Louisiana. We are known for boiled crawfish. I was unaware they grew elsewhere like Australia.

There are two types of Yabbies. There is freshwater Yabby which is caught in ponds, lakes, dams and rivers in Australia's Eastern states. They are caught by bait traps and string like in our area. They also are caught for food just like we do.

Then there is the marine tabby also called ghost shrimp. They are used for bait for fishing, especially in Queensland and New South Yales.

When I used to meet someone, especially the north and we talked about crayfish I was surprised that they used these delicious crustaceans as bait!



So there you go, we both learned something new today.

6 comments:

  1. Where I grew up, we called them crawdads. We found them in the creeks and they usually weren't big enough to eat. We just played with them.

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    1. Yea, the small ones like that are not that good to eat, especially from a creek. Thank you for dropping by!

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  2. I never knew that, so I did learn something new.

    Sunni
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    1. Awesome! I'm happy that I taught someone else!

      Thanks for dropping by!

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  3. Yum! Once long ago, some friends and I camped along a river in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas and we ate a pot full of crayfish. They were tiny things though. I still recall how yummy they were.
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    1. Su-sie, Yes, they were yummy. I am glad you were able to experience how delicious the are!

      Thanks for dropping by!

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