Sep 21, 2007

Check Your Can

I try to take my garbage cans to the curb during the daylight hours. That way I can see any spiders that might be lurking on the handles (and I've found quite a few, so my fears are warranted!).

But I would have to add a kevlar vest, a welder's shield, and butcher's gloves to my routine if I had to contend with the coconut crab. I can't get enough of these monsters. I wonder if they make for good guard crabs. I'm sure they need less attention than a dog.

Thanks for the photo, Tyrel.


UPDATE: I have spurned one of my readers, for which I must apologize. Frigga had linked to this image in a comment on my original coconut crab. I am sorry, Frigga--I hadn't seen that link. (This is me giving you the credit you deserve!).


14 comments:

Lee Ann said...

I would like believe that is not real. I almost jumped out of my seat.

Rosa said...

Dear Lord! What is that?

pkeli said...

YES!!! This is the coconut crab photo that frigga included in the last coconut crab post as a link from a Finnish photo site. I'm pretty sure if I saw this I'd just check myself into a psych ward. Halucinations aren't fun when they're this big...

meg said...

given that coconut crabs aren't rare...and have basically stayed the same for all of human existance...why is it only recently they've gained all this popularity (not only here but throughout the inter-tubes)? O_O I for one would be happier if they hadn't.

Well, perhaps not. But they ARE frightening.

Kritter said...

Talk about an infestation!

Frigga said...

Yea duh, I was dumb not to send the picture to Wombat directly, now someone else got all the fame :D

Must search some more uglies, then.

Jade said...

If I could teach one to take out the trash like that, I'd get one ;)

Anonymous said...

I would have had a heart attack or fainted if I'd gone out to my garbage can and saw this. I almost had one just looking at the picture! EEEEEEEEE!

Tyrel said...

Sorry about that frigga! I only noticed you had posted that picture AFTER I had sent it to Wombat. Oops!

Jack Ruttan said...

Somebody's throwing out a perfectly good monster crab.

Anonymous said...

Holy crap! That other photo does NOT even show how big those things are! Good lord.
I was under the impression that they weren't all that big, but dang! Was I wrong!
I'd crap all over myself if I saw that thing clinging onto my garbage can.
I wonder how they taste though...

Frigga said...

Oh nose that's perfectly all right tyrel! I should have added lots of ;););););)'s after my post.

We all here have a common goal so it's not so much about who finds the uglies but who has the courage to bring them forth and there Wombat has done a great job :)

Lynn said...

HOLY COW!! Ok...I have to go change my panties now...(sigh)

Nathan said...

You know what, giant crab? You can have the garbage can. I don't want it anymore.