Crabs in the Todos Santos area are seldom visible during daylight hours. (Image: Kathryn Reed)

Friend or foe is what the crab seemed to be trying to figure out.

A camera was the only thing to fear at the moment.

It’s rare for ghost crabs to make an appearance during the day. When they do they can change their color to better blend in with the sand. Mostly they are nocturnal animals. Staying buried helps keeps them from becoming dinner for a shorebird or some other predator.

That 1- to 2-inch hole in the sand could be the crab’s home. It might go to a depth of 4 feet.

Ghost crabs in the Todos Santos area don’t have to work too hard to eat right now. That’s because it is turtle nesting season and those eggs are one of their staples.

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