Sunday, May 30, 2010

Holy Batman! COCONUT CRAB!

How would you like to find this on the side of your trash can!!!!!!! (or anywhere!!!!) -- Friends in Australia sent us a picture of a Coconut Crab.
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.

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