Wednesday, November 25, 2015

This Beast Is Amazing!

 My husband and children think that gigantic, sick-looking, alien-like creatures are sweet.  I don't.
Sooooooo . . .  this is a coconut crab.   Growing up to sizes of three feet, three inches, and attaining weights of up to nine pounds, these are the largest land-living arthropods in the world.  They can also live to be sixty years old.  While they do climb coconut trees and are able to open and eat coconuts, these are not their main diet.   Although their appearance is rather intimidating, they are actually quite docile creatures.  Docile and scary.  And gross.