- In the murky waters of the Gironde estuary, between the tar-ridden rocks and the muddy sand that harbours the best oysters, no one is aware of the tragedy that has befallen our kind. We are the Pachygrapsus marmoratus, commonly known as the "chancroids" or "depressed crabs". You know, the ugly square ones; the poor blighters that kids love pulling the legs off; the ones that make you ill. In short, a species that never asked to be put on earth.
HT to Jussi and Lulu Stader