Sunday, 20 March 2011

Crabs.. no, really!

Infertility is hard, right? Watching all those other couples get pregnant just by having sex? Fun, spontaneous, unscheduled sex?  It's pretty shitty. But I have realised that there is a species that gets our struggle.. the Christmas Island Red Land Crab.
These amazing little crabs make an epic journey each year from their forest home, across roads, train tracks and rocks to the shore. They brave cars, trains, sheer cliff faces and predators to get to the beach to breed and then to the water to spawn. 1 million crabs don't even survive this journey.  And to add insult to injury, once they successfully breed on the beach and then reach the water to drop their eggs, these crabs risk drowning because they can't even swim!                                                                                                                                          

Now these girls understand what we're going through!


Btw, had to include the pic above because it reminded me of my Chinese clinic on a busy day ;)

3 comments:

  1. Wow... they are brave little crabs ! Our sister creatures. Thank you so much for your kind words on my blog xoxo

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  2. So true! I feel less alone now. (But still very crabby! ;-P)
    Love,
    Maddy

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