We see this every year, the morning after the first rain of the season. The holes stretch for a 1/2 kilometer in front of the wetland across the road from the beach.
These are the culprits, red and purple land crabs, about the size of a small fist. It’s a sad fact that many do not make the trek across the road, which is paved in crab shells.
But are they laying eggs in the sand or hatching?