Giant Freshwater Crayfish in Tasmania

Last year I volunteeered in a Swiss alpine garden for three weeks. One of our projects was to help build a pond. 

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   I decided that when the pond was completed I would donate a giant freshwater crayfish!! Hehe. They were aghast! 

 

I decided that when the pond was completed I would donate a giant freshwater crayfish!! Hehe. They were aghast! 

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Now that I’m home I’ve actually been to visit the Lobster Haven Ponds and seen a giant freshwater cray. An old one can grow up to one meter in length. 

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This is a young one, a few years old and still growing out of his shell a couple of times a year.  

This is a young one, a few years old and still growing out of his shell a couple of times a year.  

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One of the lovely things about this facility is that it is run entirely by volunteers. They also have a little cafe and you can sit on the couch with your Devonshire tea gazing out over the rich and fertile surrounding farmland. Perfect really!