Having a few good oysters when the mood strikes you is one of the best parts of living in New England. After picking up a dozen or so at a reputable fishmonger, I pop open the first one to find this.
Has anyone ever seen anything like this? For those that don't have the best eyesight that's a tiny, vaguely see-through crab inside my oyster.
Oysters by nature are a all-or-nothing creature. Anything that's not the shell goes down that hatch - I'm not too sure about this little guy though. Glad I noticed him before I got an extra crunchy bit in my oyster.
"using virtually the entirety of any plant or animal"