Thursday, July 15, 2010

HOLY CRAB!!!


WOW....! DON'T MESS WITH THE CRAB

How would you like to find this on the side of your trash can!!!!!!! (or anywhere!!!!) --

This is pretty interesting.....

Coconut Crab (Birgus latro) is the largest terrestrial arthropod in the world. It is known for its ability to crack coconuts with its strong pincers in order to eat the contents.
It is sometimes called the robber crab because some coconut crabs are rumored to steal shiny items such as pots and silverware from houses and tents
The second photo gives you a good idea of how large these crabs are - a coconut crab is seeking food from a black trashcan.









COCONUT CRABS
The coconut crab is a large edible land crab related to the hermit crab, and are found in the tropical Indian and Pacific Oceans .. They eat coconuts for a living! How would you like to be on an island and come across a crab that is more than 3 feet from head to tail and weighs up to 40 pounds, with a pair of large pincers strong enough to open coconuts! They can climb trees too, but they only eat coconuts that have already fallen to the ground. Coconut crab meat has been considered a local delicacy.

And you're afraid of spiders??!!!!

8 comments:

Tesa said...

WOW!

Carole said...

How does it taste with some lemon & butter? :oj

Lana said...

There is probably enough meat on this guy to feed the whole clan (I don't want the job of catching/cleaning/cooking it).

Kim said...

Oh my goodness. That thing freaks me out. AND its claws alone are bigger than my little 4 pound dog. I'm glad we don't have ones like that where I live!

Missy said...

WoW! I would 'crab' my pants! LOL

Jo said...

Oh

My

Gawd...!

It looks like an alien from another planet...!

Leticia said...

It's the attack of the gigantic crab!! Run for your lives!!

Phil said...

I don't know how I missed this...
But I think that the trash can is a small one.