OK, The Granddaughter comes over for a few days during spring vacation. Shows up with her new pet. Now as a kid growing up on Puget Sound and living on a creek, I had a few strange pets to say the least. Now we live in the desert of eastern Washington. It never crossed my mind to have one of these critters for a pet no matter where I lived. For those of you living inland from the salt-chuck, that is a hermit crab! The shell is painted to dress up its house. I am at a loss for words at this point. Enjoy your day.