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Monster-Sized Crab Invades Aussie Golf Course And Snaps A Club In Half

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Monster-Sized Crab Invades Aussie Golf Course And Snaps A Club In Half

A golfer became one club short after a humungous crab not only invaded the course but also broke something of his. Take a look below:


Paul Buhner, who lives on Christmas Island, an Australian-owned island that sits in the Indian Ocean, said coconut crabs are a regular sight in his neck of the woods.

Honestly, if I saw a crab that large I would be steering well clear of it, even if it doesn't pose a threat to humans.


The crab managed to make its way up to Mr Buhner's golf bag and sniffed out a nice looking club while at the top.

The lads thought it was pretty funny and Paul wasted no time in picking up the monster-sized crustacean.

But as he did that, he noticed the crab was still holding onto the club.

"And that's why we call them a robber crab... And we have not put this here, this has climbed up here while we've been putting out," he said in the video.


"He's got a bloody good grip on it - look at that. You know what, just let him have it, mate. He's won the victory - he's beaten us."

The video ended with Paul being able to bend the golf club clean off where the crab had wrapped its claw around.

Paul explained to NCA Newswire that he shot the video back in 2020 and was surprised to see it had resurfaced on social media.

Loads of people around the world were shocked that not only do coconut crabs exist but that they have a habit of stealing whatever they come across.


They also have no problem messing around with people's picnics.

Credit: Amy LuetichCredit: Amy Luetich

A family who just wanted to have a lovely meal in front of a fire were quickly confronted by a large number of coconut crabs.

Instead of running for the hills, they just got on with their dinner and even documented their experiences surrounded by the huge crustaceans.


Amy told Daily Mail Australia that there were about 20 or so crabs underneath a particular tree that had just started to seed.

Credit: Amy LuetichCredit: Amy Luetich

She explained: "But as soon as we started cooking, they swarmed around us. My son counted 52 of them.

"His job was to pick them up and move them away from where we were eating. He was loving it.


"Then they started to climb up to the table, and another climbed onto the barbecue.

"We kept our tents away from where we had eaten, but one of the families said the whole night they could feel one tapping on the outside of their tent."

Eugh, that'll help you sleep at night.

Featured Image Credit: Paul Buhner

Topics: Animals, Australia

Stewart Perrie
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