these little beauties are COCONUT CRABS, and they can grow up to almost a foot and a half, with a leg span that excedes 3 feet. they LOVE to eat coconuts and steal shiny things from people.
they live around the indian and central pacific oceans in burrows or other crevices, coming out at night and/or on rainy days in search of fruit or other organic stuff. they also love a good TICKLE every once in a while.
and if you ever get bored with your coconut crab, just try this fun game taught to us by wikipedia:
“Children sometimes play with Coconut Crabs by placing some wet grass at an angle on a palm tree that contains a Coconut Crab. When the animal climbs down, it believes the grass is the ground, releases its grip on the tree, and subsequently falls.”
just try and tell me it’s easy for you to know how you feel about these old pups!
even the babies look like tiny old gods.