The Date Night Shocker Crab Pearl
(Clearfield, IA USA)
I was resently eating out with my husband on a much needed date away from our children. I ordered King Crab Legs as my meal. A bit later here comes three huge claws for me to devour. I had eaten the first two with nothing unusual about. On my third claw, I was having the hardest time breaking the shell. After much work I had gotten the leg eaten and onto the claw. As I was eating the only difference to me was a bit fishier taste. I didn't think to much of it because it seemed to be an older crab with the trouble I had breaking the shell. I got a mouth full of meat and chewed away on it until I bit into something hard. I worked it around my mouth to get it seperated and spat it out. It was what looked like a Pearl! My husband just laughed at me and told me it had to be cartlage or something. I showed my waitress and she was in disbelief! She had told me that she had heard of that happening but had never seen it before. I brought the pearl home with my husband laughing about it still. To me it looks a little off-whiteish with a few divits in it from my teeth. The crab pearl is about the size of a pencil eraser.