Coconut crab pinches like a lion, eats like a dumpster diver

The giant crustaceans use their mighty claws to scavenge, hunt

Birgus latro

SOUTHPAW STRENGTH  Birgus latro, the largest known crab species on land, scavenges with a mighty left claw strong enough to crack a coconut.

© 2013 Luca Tringali/CalPhotos (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)

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