Robber Crab

Robber Crab

How is that for a crab! This was photographed at Christmas Island, apparently its over 100 years old and the bin is a 40 litre bin. I'm told these kinds of crabs climb up the coconut trees and chop the coconuts in half. I wouldnt want to run into one!



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MMMMMMMMMM i know theres a

Tue, 2007-08-07 10:35

MMMMMMMMMM i know theres a half full stubbie in here somewhere! I can smell it!

Keep it tight, reeeeeeel tight!

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i seen this pic in our local

Tue, 2007-08-07 14:01

i seen this pic in our local fishing store its unreal look aqt the size of it.

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Holy S**T

Tue, 2007-08-07 15:55

Thats a scary looking beast!
Can you eat them?

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F**K that!

Tue, 2007-08-07 16:21

That thing will make any poor bastard piss! I wouldn't run into that son of a gun or that will be the end of me toes, fingers and eyeballs!

My reels screaming zzzzzzz.... awwww damn it, its another boat!

All the best for the future fishing trips.
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Fire ants on Christmas

Tue, 2007-08-07 17:50

Fire ants on Christmas Island have decimated the crab population. 

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Thu, 2007-08-09 17:44

wow thats one enourmous crab would feed a family for weeks

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ah yeah f**k that!

Fri, 2008-07-25 15:32

ah yeah f**k that!

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Wed, 2008-09-03 07:35

now that is one huge crab, i have some toher comments but i will leave them in my head LOL

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Wed, 2008-09-03 08:48

Like crabie affair, saw doco on them from Xmas Island, fire ants are terrible there also



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Thu, 2008-09-04 13:45

holy s#!%  if its real its mad.. never seen anything like it..


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i'd say

Mon, 2009-04-13 23:15

i'd say that thing would eat the cat

struth, better get a beer then

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yeh they are a delicacy over

Sat, 2009-08-08 20:36

yeh they are a delicacy over there haha there Huge


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whats the delicasy over

Sat, 2009-08-08 22:21

whats the delicasy over there the crab or the cat LOL. you wouldnt like those claws hanging off your fingers


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Mate could you chek that FK

Sun, 2009-08-09 00:16

Mate could you chek that FK thats one big crab.

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Random image

Wed, 2011-06-29 06:09

  man that is a big crab !!!!!!!




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Wed, 2011-06-29 06:43

Wouldn't want to leave your coconuts dangling free!



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Coconut crabs

Wed, 2011-06-29 10:03

 Coconut crabs are superb eating. If I remember correctly, they are protected in most areas of Xmas island, but can be taken if they 'wander out'. I seem to recall in Vanuatu, they have them tied up outside restaurants, and you choose which 'one' you wish to eat! yum


When I was a young fellow in the Navy, the older sailors told me not to fall asleep on the beach as the coconut crabs will find me and mistake my head for a cocunut. I thought they were taking the piss when they told me the size. I didn't crash on the beach after seeing them wandering around.


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Yes wiilly

Wed, 2011-06-29 12:35

So true. The Coconut crab(s) I had in vanuatu yrs back on the plate was to say the least superb.

We went to the Waterfront Restuarant one day and was "playing" with the "pet" crab we thought tied to a rope in the entrance. I ordered CCNCrab for the meal, and when we walked out there was no crab on the robe. Felt a little devistated that I just ate my Buddy.

They use to be common in French Polynaesia aswell but now it is rare to find them.

Dont know about the other islands though.



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Tue, 2012-01-17 14:02

That's Massive..!