Here's where it's at right now:
Claws completely drawn, animated and programed. Added water effect for under bridge with reflections. The claws come out of the water more than it shows in this picture but they cover the character when they do so I went for a balanced shot!
<img src="http://designchris.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/catchingcrabs.jpg" border="0" />
So now it's time to draw the giant crab body - ugh... huge sprite. I think he's also getting a spit attack where goop will fall from the top of the screen.