I was so happy to find this sea urchin as they are a different colour than the ones we find at home.
Well, when I got it back to the condo and started to clean out, what I thought was sand inside, I realized that there was a small live crab trapped inside. Being a lover of the ocean and nature, I decided to bring the crab back to the beach, but fearful that it would fall prey to the shorebirds. I tried to free it without breaking the urchin, but I had no luck. After carefully cracking the shell with a pair of kitchen scissors, I put the sea urchin in a plastic bag and set out for the beach.
As soon as I stepped onto the sand, the seagulls swarmed me. How did they know I was carrying something they might eat? I had to scare them away and walk quite a ways north down the beach before I could find a small wet spot to free the crab.
As I walked away I saw a seagull walk toward the area where I released the little crab, but I did not look back as I wanted to think that the little crab was safe.
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