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This Giant Otherworldly Crab Can Be Your Worst Nightmare

When I first heard about the coconut crab, it sounded harmless enough. After all, I do like coconuts.
Only later had I learned how naive I was, because unlike my favorite tropical nuts, the coconut crab is really a monstrous creature best suited for a horror movie.
A relative of the hermit crab, the coconut crab is land based. These bad boys can grow up to 3 feet wide and weigh up to 10 pounds.
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They can live for up to 60 years. So don’t start owing one money because that debt will not go away.
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Although they often enjoy the fruit that gives them their name, they also eat other fruits… and other crabs.
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They can climb trees, so there is no escape. Unless you head to water, because ironically – this crab cannot swim and would actually drown in water.
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Did we mention they can climb trees?
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A coconut crab can crack open coconuts with their claws, so also don’t challenge them to a thumb war.
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here is something inherently fearsome about creatures that possess an exoskeleton. 
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They are not generally considered dangerous to humans, but that is likely because everyone is too afraid to talk about them in case they overhear.
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They are the largest terrestrial arthropod in the world.
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There are records of them ambushing young chickens even kittens.
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That is one terrifying critter.
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Source: Wired
Luckily, these guys only live on islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Even though they don’t pose a direct threat to humans, I wouldn’t want to get pinched by one.