#1 By: Maggie Koerth-Baker, January 1st, 2014 15:30
#2 By: chenille, January 1st, 2014 15:43
Eating kittens is just plain wrong, and no one should do it, ever. And I even heard that from another giant arthropod.
#3 By: Sergei, January 1st, 2014 15:50
"Enormous Hermit Crab Tears Through Coconuts, Eats Kittens"
Well, it was a stupid place to put the kittens.
#4 By: Steve Heath, January 1st, 2014 16:29
Enormous Hermit Crab Tears Through Coconuts, Eats Kittens
What a happy little opening line. What a totally lovely creature...is it going to run for office somewhere?
#5 By: Brian Sizemore, January 1st, 2014 16:58
I wonder if butter has the same affect on them as lobsters?
#6 By: William_Holz, January 1st, 2014 18:05
. . .likes to steal silverware, and eats kittens.
Is that why it steals the silverware?
Because I'm having the most disturbingly hilarious mental images right now.
(My imaginary coconut crab has a lobster bib)
#7 By: Rob, January 1st, 2014 19:04
#8 By: Anthony Vicari, January 1st, 2014 19:07
What effect do lobsters have on them?
#9 By: AnonKopimi, January 1st, 2014 19:08
Apparently so - sources say they retain the coconutty flavor.
#10 By: Mindy Clegg, January 1st, 2014 19:10
Oh, man... the pictures where they are up in trees. I do not want that...
#11 By: kartwaffles, January 1st, 2014 22:22
Quite tasty. Unfortunately their delicacy status has made them endangered in the South Pacific. If only tourists wanted to eat flying fox instead...
#12 By: niloy, January 2nd, 2014 02:20
#13 By: Tim Quinn, January 2nd, 2014 03:07
Well, last time we tried bananas. Just look at what happened that time.
#14 By: algomeysa2, January 2nd, 2014 07:07
From an 1887 book my grandfather had, Sea and Land, J.W. Buel, a sort of Monster Manual as perceived in 1887.
"The robber-crab, peculiar to the Samoan Islands, is also a cocoanut-eater..."
And, in the illustration, likes to pull on goats!
#15 By: Charlie, January 2nd, 2014 11:55
A group of coconut crabs is referred to as a nightmare.
I hope this is true!
#16 By: Israel B, January 2nd, 2014 12:07
Crabs in general kinda freak me out but this kind especially.
#17 By: gilbert wham, January 2nd, 2014 15:27
I'm not going to check, just assume it is, as it's too splendid to spoil.
#18 By: Maggie Koerth-Baker, January 6th, 2014 15:30
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