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Virginia mayor pulls crab with unusual eyes from Chesapeake Bay

Posted June 6

— File this one under: what in the world?!

Tangier Island Mayor James "Ooker" Eskridge recently pulled an unusual find from the Chesapeake Bay - a two-year old blue crab with two six-month old oysters growing right on its shell.

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation explains this critter combines two of the Bay's most beloved critters-blue crabs and oysters. While it isn't very rare to find a living blue crab with living oysters attached to it, it is rare for the oysters to grow to this size.


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