I've seen a lot of different critters in Alabama.
Tonight, with the monsoon rains, a crayfish, crawdad or tiny fresh water lobster (call it what you will) decided to come in to the iron garage and jack some steel with me and Abby.
It was about 2 inches long and quite harmless. Abby thought it was a monster from the Godzilla series. She was not pleased with our guest.
I let him go to continue his aquatic quest, in the flooded drainage ditch, out by the driveway.
Good luck weary traveler.