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Dining on Raw Oysters...

...not me!! Not on your life! I will not EVER eat raw seafood. But....







American Oyster Catchers





...at a nearby 'park' there are many many oyster beds [or some call them oyster reefs]. When the tide is low, the beds are visible to us humans and most times I can find shore birds in search of the many kibbles and bits of raw oysters and other crustaceans readily available on their menu. [The darkened areas in the low tide are oysters.] History of this area tells us that the oyster shells and during low tide...BEFORE causeways and bridges were built, travelers would use the shells/sand and lack of water as a 'highway'  to get to the trading post/and early time Corpus Christi, from across the bay!!!

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  1. I always thought they were individual shells but here it looks like they are all fused together.
    Can't imagine using something like this as a walkway. Sure wouldn't want to take your flip flops off for that trek

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    1. ...not a walkway tho. They used vehicles when low tide.

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  2. i am with you on no raw seafood, let the birds have the raw oysters. i love the photos of the shells. daddy once fell on one of those and almost bled to death driving the 30 minutes to the doc office, back then no ER but just pop in the family doc office and get stitched up... they are sharp as a chef knife but sure at pretty.

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    1. Omgoodness! That musta been scary!

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  3. I do not like raw. Stew OK. Nice pictures.

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    1. No oysters for me...any way shape or form.

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  4. Years ago I was talked into eating a raw oyster. I can still remember the awful feeling in my mouth. Never again! :-)

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  5. Hello Anni!:) I'm glad these Oyster beds are readily available for the shore birds, and that looks like a large one. Personally I don't like oysters,... think they are over rated, and have had my share of upset tummies through eating shell fish. Now,..Lobster tails, are a different matter!!:)

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    1. Shrimp for me...and only shrimp

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  6. Hello, the birds can keep their raw seafood. It is not for me! Love the Oystercatchers, great birds and photos. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and new week!

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    1. Me too...the birds can have their fill of that 'gunk'

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  7. Hello, what fun, your photos are beautiful and oysters yes!

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    1. You can have my 'life time' share then!

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  8. No raw seafood for me and only a few special seafood meals.You did get great pictures.

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  9. I did not know that oysters would be uncovered by low tides in certain places. Interesting! I used to eat fried oysters, but never raw. Now if we eat at a seafood place, I order grilled salmon.
    Have a wonderful week!

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  10. Interesting info. Love your snowy owl header Anni. I wonder if the birds ever eat any pearls.

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    1. Feicia, my dear...I can't find your blog...no profile?!

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  11. No raw seafood for me either. I don't know how people do it.

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    1. Oh me either. Why, even sushi sounds awful

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  12. I'm glad it's not you that's dining on raw oysters! You wouldn't catch me doing that either.
    Great pictures!

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  13. So interesting, Anni! Loved seeing the oyster beds and those oyster catchers! Seems like the oysters aren't going anywhere, so maybe the birds should have been called oyster pickers. :-)

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    1. Oyster pickers...::nodding in agreement::

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  14. No bottom feeders for me either! Give me a good trout!

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    1. I haven't had trout since Colorado days!

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  15. I know....the thought makes me feel yucky. I did eat one, once, on a dare. Never again - when I think of it, my stomach does a turn. Interesting about the oyster shells, though. Lovely, moody photos. x K

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    1. ...as the stomach turns, so are the days of our lives

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