PATROL BASE YAZZIE, Afghanistan — So there I was, relaxing in my tent here after going outside the wire with Marines on a three-hour evening patrol of Marjah. There was a squeak in the corner, and I saw movement along the wall.
What was it? Upon closer inspect, the fine specimen you see above.
Landlocked country or not, Afghanistan apparently has a population of crabs. I’ll assume they usually hang out near the canals, because that’s the only body of water within miles.
Marines, apparently, are used to the spiky little guys. One member of 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines, said he found one in his sleeping bag during the initial February push into Marjah.