Posted 29 July 2009 - 12:50 PM
A really good market of ours used to fly in crabs from Texas and Louisiana that were massive! They sold them for 60-80 dollars a dozen, depending on the market. I walked in one day and saw a vat of them already steamed and ready to be sold. I almost shit myself because they were incredibly huge! I asked if they tasted any different, because crabs can taste bad if they're caught in funky waters. Anyways, he said "Oh, no!. Grab one and try it out." I couldn't get over the size of this thing. His body had to have been 3 inches thick! I measured one of his claws on my arm and the tip of his claw, from the tip of my middle finger and the other end of the claw was a couple of inches from the inside of my elbow! These crabs were much larger than the 2 I caught off of the dock. They were called, "Texas Monsters". That they were. Hippie, did you ever see any like that down there? They are really pretty crabs too. They have a tan color on their body shell that's really nice looking. Crabs around here are rather dark blue.