Crab Catching Time

Lad selling crabs at the Mahaica Market.

Lad selling crabs at the Mahaica Market.

In August and September each year the crabs come out to march! We have a variety in Guyana but the most common is locally known as the Bok Crab and the Bunduri Crab. Bok crab are red and a bit smaller and have tiny little hairs all over its legs and Bunduri crabs are really big and blue.

Crab catching is fun. When the crabs are out marching you can walk on the seashore at night with a bottle lamp and literally “pickup” the crabs. At other times you are required to plunge one of your arm into the “crab holes” to pull them out.

The Mahaica River tours offer this as an activity and now is the time to give them a call to schedule a crab-catching trip at the mouth of the Mahaica River. You can visit their website at http://mahaicatours.com/