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Old 06-04-2010, 08:54 AM
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How would you like to find this on the side of your trash can!!!!!!! (or anywhere!!!!) --

Our friends in Australia sent us a picture of a Coconut Crab. This is pretty interesting.....

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
The second photo gives you a good idea of how large these crabs are - a coconut crab is seeking food from a black trashcan.





COCONUT CRABS
The coconut crab is a large edible land crab related to the hermit crab, and are found in the tropical Indian and Pacific Oceans .. They eat coconuts for a living! How would you like to be on an island and come across a crab that is more than 3 feet from head to tail and weighs up to 40 pounds, with a pair of large pincers strong enough to open coconuts! They can climb trees too, but they only eat coconuts that have already fallen to the ground. Coconut crab meat has been considered a local delicacy.
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Old 06-04-2010, 08:56 AM
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just googled it, its real. the second pic looks photoshopped but its not.
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Old 06-04-2010, 09:03 AM
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hOly! cRAp!

I'm kinda hungry now tho
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Old 06-04-2010, 09:11 AM
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The picture with the trash can looks like something out of a movie!!!!!
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Old 06-04-2010, 09:23 AM
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Break out the crab boil and the big pot!
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Old 06-04-2010, 09:25 AM
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Break out the crab boil and the big pot!
smoke it
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Old 06-04-2010, 09:26 AM
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I wanna fry one whole when its a soft shell.......
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Old 06-04-2010, 09:40 AM
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hafta have a sledgehammer to crack dem claws
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Old 06-04-2010, 09:43 AM
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They are all over Guam.
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Old 06-04-2010, 09:51 AM
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Talk about make a stew with dat.
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Old 06-04-2010, 10:09 AM
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Cook dat!
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Old 06-04-2010, 11:44 AM
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"Honey, I just let the Yorkie out and I can't find him anywhere..."
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Old 06-04-2010, 12:04 PM
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First pic..............what kinda tree dropped them leaves!!??? If that crab is 3 ft long, those leaves are the size of a tarp...............
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Old 06-04-2010, 12:11 PM
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LOL!!!! I found a vid.............last few seconds cracked me up.......

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Old 06-04-2010, 12:14 PM
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That is unbelievable
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Old 06-04-2010, 12:17 PM
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I still think I could eat my weight in them things just like crawdads
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Old 06-04-2010, 01:32 PM
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I have a pot big enuff to boil that thang.
Wonder if it would make a good crab gravy?

Where can I catch one?
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Old 06-04-2010, 02:00 PM
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I wonder if it tastes like coconut?
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Old 06-04-2010, 04:22 PM
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I wonder if the eggs and grease are good like a blue crab
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Old 06-04-2010, 06:56 PM
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Caught a dozen of them in a crab cage last year in Grand Lake and had to get a derrick barge to lift the cage.
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