It took four trips to the sound over two years before we realized what was going on around our feet at water's edge. Hermit crabs. The real deal. They were much smaller than what you'd find at the souvenir shop. Instead of dooming these buggers to certain death like we would if we had bought one, we felt more like helping these little fellas live longer. In other words, we didn't keep any. We found around seven or eight of them and aggravated them a little and then sent them on their merry way.