What are crawdads in Where the Crawdads Sing? The inspiration behind Delia Owens’s title explained

What are crawdads in Where the Crawdads Sing? It’s a question that might have come to mind again now that the film is on Netflix.

Since making its way to Netflix this spring Where the Crawdads Sing has been introduced to a whole new audience two years after the movie adaptation of Delia Owens’s bestselling book was released. Where the Crawdads Sing is set in North Carolina and follows Kya, whose home in a marsh has earned her the nickname “Marsh Girl” from the townspeople of Barkley Cove. She forms connections with firstly Tate and then popular quarterback Chase and after Kya’s story takes a shocking turn the Where the Crawdads Sing ending delivered an unexpected twist.