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For/From Kristin – Wildlife Lessons from Washington

October 9, 2007

geoduck.jpg

This is a geoduck (pronounced gooey-duck). It’s a clam.

Pigs!

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. October 9, 2007 12:22 pm

    It’s not a pig, silly. It’s a mollusk.

    Please note the welcoming autumnal Washington sky!

  2. susan s. permalink
    October 9, 2007 1:09 pm

    I believe that sometimes these clams are referred to as ‘horseneck’ clams.
    There was an older gentleman at the Japanese restaurant who told me they were called ‘horse dick’ clams!

  3. October 9, 2007 9:19 pm

    For some strange reason, this makes me think of Harry Potter …

  4. October 10, 2007 1:09 am

    Do you know how hard I laughed just now? I was not expecting that!

    The Mad One needs to see this…

  5. October 10, 2007 11:23 am

    All of a sudden I feel very small and inadequate. Thanks Bunnykins.

  6. October 10, 2007 11:44 am

    LOL!

  7. October 10, 2007 12:25 pm

    Bwahahahaha!

    “Horse Dick Clams”! LMAO

  8. susan s. permalink
    October 10, 2007 9:19 pm

    Glad to provide you with laughter! And just think, your behind might even be smaller as a result! 😉

  9. episcopalifem permalink*
    October 10, 2007 9:29 pm

    My ass should be non-existent i get to laugh it off so much around here!

  10. Paul (A.) permalink
    October 11, 2007 11:54 am

    That appendage is a siphon, not what you (or elderly Japanese gentlemen) might think. And these clams can live 160 years and have siphons over six feet long! You could look it up.

  11. episcopalifem permalink*
    October 11, 2007 12:16 pm

    I already did, mr. PAUL. Spoil SportER.

    I watch Dirty Jobs, and Mike Rowe dug the suckers up, and taught us all about them.

    And, I actually read the lovely article from whence that photo came.

  12. susan s. permalink
    October 11, 2007 2:41 pm

    Paul (A.) You are no fun at all. 😉

    We were only using our imaginations! And if you ever lived on a farm with horses, you’d know why, right, Eileen?

    Creativity is fun…facts not so much, sometimes.

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