Squat Lobster

Squat Lobster

Observation - Squat Lobster - UK and Ireland. Description: Found in the surf, on a rising tide, about two dozen of these creatures. Most about 6-7cm in length including claws. I did find one with considerably longer claws (probably 10-12cm overall, with body length similar to the others) but couldn't find it agai

Found in the surf, on a rising tide, about two dozen of these creatures. Most about 6-7cm in length including claws. I did find one with considerably longer claws (probably 10-12cm overall, with body length similar to the others) but couldn't find it again when I returned with my camera phone.
Most were on their backs, after being washed in by the surf, and when placed right way up, proceeded to bury themselves in the sand.