Loading...

Coconut crabs eat everything from coconuts to kittens and rats

68,551 views

Loading...

Loading...

Transcript

The interactive transcript could not be loaded.

Loading...

Loading...

Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
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.

Loading...

When autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will automatically play next.

Up next


to add this to Watch Later

Add to

Loading playlists...