January 29, 2013

Japanese spider crab

Look at this thing! The Japanese spider crab is 12 feet from claw to claw. I had no idea crabs got this big. Yesterday, Jerry Coyne put up a photo of a huge crab, which got me looking around the net, and I bumped into this guy. Amazing, isn't it?

And here's one with a person in the shot. I can't get over it.

By the way, if you visit Jerry's post, make sure to scroll to the bottom of the page to see the image of a crab on a garbage pail. Oy!


cm said...

If I went to take out the trash and that crab was on my pail I think I would plotz.

writenow said...

And you don't want to sleep on the beach anywhere near that thing.

Artichoke Annie said...

I was bit (pinched) by a very small crab once and it hurt like heck. I still have a scar on my fingertip. These babies could kill you...but I found it very fascinating.