by Ashley C
(Long Beach, CA)
My husband went to Sprouts and bought our 5 year old daughter a little treat of one crab leg for Easter, and while she was eating it she found a teeny little round “rock.” It was off-white and kind of translucent, and my husband suggested it might be a pearl and I thought he was crazy because since when do crabs make pearls? And how in the world did it get into the LEG?? Anyway, I ended up dropping it and it’s about the same color as our kitchen floor, so it’s still rolling around rogue in the kitchen somewhere. But then in the next bite or two our daughter found another bigger one! This one wasn’t quite so round, but it definitely looked like a pearl—more like a freshwater one since it was kind of lumpy looking, but pearly nonetheless. We put it in a little bowl and I found this site when I searched to see what we found. I don’t know if it’s because we let a 5yo near it or if it just isn’t as stable as an oyster pearl, but the “pearl” actually looks powdery now as opposed to shiny. In any case, what a fun Easter surprise!