Man grabs giant 'rat-eating' coconut crab
Thursday, February 04, 2016
This brave tourist certainly proved he had a tough shell as he was snapped lifting one of the world's biggest crabs .Mark Pierrot shows little in the way of nerves as he holds aloft a giant coconut crab while visiting Christmas Island.The monstrous beast, also known as a robber crab, is one of thousands on the island that can grow up to a staggering one 3.5 ft in length. They have been known to eats rats, tortoises and other small animals as well as savage the bodies of their own dead. the crabs are a protected species and are not allowed to be killed and eaten.