There is a good reason why people say that all things that live in and near Australia want to kill you. Deadly snakes, poisonous spiders, and killer jellyfish run these parts. While not everything is as menacing as it’s made out to be, some of the creatures just look truly terrifying.
A video of an enormous crab crawling and attaching itself to golf clubs on Australia’s Christmas Island, first posted on Reddit, is making the rounds.
An October 2020 video of a “robber” crab, also known as a giant coconut crab, latching onto a golfer’s bag’s club heads has gone viral after being posted to social media. The crab even showed a particular interest in his TaylorMade Burner Driver.
“And that’s why we call them a robber crab,” Christmas Island local Paul Buhner, who filmed the video, narrated. “And we have not put this here, this has climbed up here while we’ve been putting out. He’s got a bloody good grip on it – look at that.”
And the grip was more than “bloody good,” it was enough to break the shaft of the driver. Buhner warned his friend to tread lightly as he could lose a finger, and if that shaft is any indication, a finger wouldn’t have stood a chance.
The coconut crabs are indigenous to Christmas Island, a territory located in the Indian Ocean about 930 miles west of the mainland and are the world’s largest terrestrial arthropod.
So, the next time you need to find your golf ball among a gaggle of geese, just know that it could be worse.
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