OK Aussies....GOT CRAB!??

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by justusnak, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    My father inlaw sent me these photos. They are called Coconut Crabs. I can't imagine coming across one of these in the dark!!!!
    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.

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    Last edited: Mar 29, 2009
  2. serendipity22

    serendipity22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not in Australia but.............. HECK YEA!

    Lets grab it and put it in a pot with some OLD BAY!

    I'll melt the butter! You get the Crab Crackers!
     
  3. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    OMG! That thing is HUGE!
     
  4. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    I've got a crawfish pot and some seasoning with that crabs name all over it.... anyone want potatoes and corn with that?
     
  5. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    If they steal shiny objects, I don't think I'd wear jewelry around them.
    Some big crab. [​IMG]

    Imp- limbs intact
     
  6. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    I think if I saw one of those coming at me, I would just cry! [​IMG]
     
  7. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Quote:me too! [​IMG] Then I run like the wind!! [​IMG]
     
  8. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow would hate to run into that thing!
     
  9. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Stew pot!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  10. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You got that one right brother!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I've got the horseradish and the ketchup and the garlic butter. [​IMG]

    I saw these things in National Geographic years ago, freaked me out. Now, I would so like to eat one!!!!!!!!!!
     

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