No – this is not some sort of alien-like creature; this is an actual crab! OMG, I’ve never seen a crab this big before!
Okay enough sensationalism now… Anyways, these bad boys can measure up to the size of a full grown dog.
The coconut crab is found mainly around the Indian Ocean and parts of the Pacific, and earned its name for its love of coconuts.
They can weigh up to 10 lbs and can grow up to 3 feet long. The coconut crab also has a fairly long lifespan; all the way up to 60 years.
They’re built to climb coconut trees with their strong claws, which can easily crack coconuts open. He’s pretty harmless unless you corner him, and the poor little fellow can actually drown if it’s submerged in water for too long.
They can live up to 60 years
image: Stian Alexander
They love coconuts
It’s also the largest land-living arthropod in the world
Check it out.. eeekkkk
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