posted on Mar, 10 2011 @ 07:32 AM
I firmly believe you have seen a Horse Shoe Crab.
See pics: a-z-animals.com...
This crab is very ancient, and truly looks prehistoric.
Technically it's not even a crab, but an arachnid, closer to scorpions and spiders.
Although native to the East and the Americas (where they are used in Delaware as eel bait) they have been kept and spotted in Europe by coasts and
rivers since the 1500's.
Arguably some paintings show them even earlier.
Well they look exactly like a Trilobite.
People may also keep them in aquariums or import them as ethnic cuisine.
Perhaps one escaped, and you saw a smaller specimen?
If you live fairly close to a river or shore I think one might have made an unintended dash through your house.
edit on 10-3-2011 by halfoldman because: (no reason given)
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