This crab is crawling along the shore looking for food.
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Crabs are very neat animals! They have a hard shell that protects their soft bodies. They also have claws for grabbing food.
There are many kinds of crabs. Some are a foot long, and others are very small. They live near reefs or in the mud.
Some crabs are pretty, but others are very scary looking. Crabs look mean, so they can scare away animals that might eat them!
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