Crayfish

It is so wet that even the crayfish are moving out and onto the paved paths, when they can find a dry section with no mud.  I saw this one when I was walking yesterday afternoon.  Actually, I think it was trying to escape the lawnmower.

Waterproof shoes or boots are a necessity when walking on our paved paths since they have a lot of standing water on them.  I was wearing waterproof hiking shoes, but it is an effort to get the grass and mud out of the treads, so I might have to switch to smoother rubber bottomed shoes that are easier to hose off for my walks the rest of the year.