Sunday, January 4, 2009

It is a Shrimp!

Recently I have been noticing an unusual level of activities in Little Guilin “Lake” near the Bukit Gombak MRT station.  A large number of people are fishing (and I think it is fishing in the "lake" is illegal).


But what I found curious was many were not using the usual fishing rod. A small thread, a hook and on the hook is a piece is bread. Dip it into water and in seconds lift it up – and there is a shrimp at the end of the thread!



How in the world is it possible to have shrimps in Little Guilin? There seems to be a lot looking at the catch. A kind "fisherman" arranged this shot for me.


I wonder where the grand parent shrimp came from!


Ivan said...

These look like they are Australian redclaw crayfish. They were imported for the aquarium trade, but irresponsible owners released them into our reservoirs, where they've since established themselves. It appears Little Guilin is another site where they've been introduced.

In its native Australia, the crayfish is reared for food (don't know if you've ever heard of or eaten 'yabbies').

budak said...

Link to paper on this crayfish in Singapore:

James said...

yes these are crayfish, in america they are also called crawlfish and crawldaddies. If you are wondering, cooked in a crab boil, they are delicious.