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Published on Dec 27, 2013
Imagine crabs that can eat kittens! Well, coconut crab can almost eat everything from kittens to items like its own exoskeleton.
These crabs can be found on all sorts of islands throughout the Indian Ocean and into the central Pacific. The creature can grow up to three feet across and weigh nine pounds. It has the ability to crack or pound open coconuts with its strong pincers. The soft white meat of the coconut forms the main part of the crab's diet. So how does this creature actually find its food? well, it finds food with its extremely well-developed sense of smell. Like an insect, it uses antennae to zero in on its vittles, but takes this to an extreme by devoting considerable brainpower to the sense.