A Greensboro Burrowing Crayfish?
Surprisingly, not all crayfish live in streams, lakes or ponds.
Some just like to burrow in the ground, finding the water table thereunder.
Since there is no watercourse, pond, etc. anywhere near Sparky's fenced domain,
we assume the creature could be a "Greensboro Burrowing Crayfish".
This rare benthic macroinvertebrate was named by Hobbs and Perkins in 1967.
|Order | Family |Scientific Name |Author
DECAPODA |CAMBARIDAE |2 |CAMBARUS CATAGIUS |"Hobbs and Perkins, 1967"
|Global Rank |Common Name |Federal Status |Elcode
|G3 |GREENSBORO BURROWING CRAYFISH | |ICMAL07240
(or could it be a 'North High Point' burrowing crayfish?)
After photography, this 7cm (2-3/4") long specimen was released.