Crabs are absolutely the underwater spiders of the world, and as such they freak me all the way out. Too many legs, too many claws, and those beady eyes. I’m very happy to leave them to their water domain.
So the fact that several families found their space being taken over by huge coconut or ‘robber’ crabs while camping on Christmas Island in Western Australia recently is the the stuff of nightmares to me.
Christmas Island Tourism shared a few photos on their Facebook page of the close encounter.
Robber crabs behaving badly! 😝 a couple of local #christmasisland families had a few extra mouths to feed at their BBQ…
“Coconut crabs have an incredible sense of smell and for slow moving creatures they sure move quickly when there’s food around… would you like to share your picnic with these guys???” explained the post about this frankly rude behaviour.
I mean, SAME, but I still show a little restraint.
If we could all just take a moment to examine the most terrifying photo in the series. You cannot tell me this isn’t a scene out of Stranger Things and everyone is about to die:
(Lead Image: Facebook / Christmas Island Tourism)
Kassia is the Editor of AWOL, and a straight-up travel addict. She was born without a sense of direction, yet an intense desire to explore the world. As such, she's lost 90% of the time but she's learned to roll with it. You can catch her latest adventures on Instagram @probably_kassia.