Another pool rescue………….
This strange looking critter is a trogulus tricarinatus, and is in the harvestman family.
Its body is flat, and looks as though it has been made of mud! This acts as a camouflage to predators, as the trogulus is a soil-dwelling critter. It moves very slowly, and when disturbed, ‘freezes’, looking to all intents and purposes as though it is deceased.
I had to lift this little chappie onto a stick, totally rigid, and then wait for about 10 minutes before he decided to flex his legs and look a little more normal!