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Officials stumbled upon a nearly-extinct freshwater crab this week in Phetchabun. The Indochinamon Bhumibol crab is the second one that has been found in the northern province in the last year. And it’s just in time, as September is believed to be mating season for the two rare crabs. The crab close to extinction was found in the Wang Pong-Chon Daen no-hunting area of Phetchabun on Saturday by forest rangers on their regular patrol sweeps. It was about this time last September that the same species of crab was spotted in that year. The  Department of National Parks, Wildlife and […]

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On 9/26/2022 at 3:01 PM, Giltee said:

Now people know they’re there they’ll be gone in no time. Papaya salad with crab. It would’ve been better to keep it quiet. 

Most land based and coastal crabs in Thailand aren't edible. Not sure if this one is though. Depends on the diet.

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