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Tue Nov 14, 2017, 09:23 AM

Coconut crabs make a good case for limited open carry

There's a theory that giant crabs overwhelmed Amelia Earhart, dismembered her and carried her bones underground.

Speculative, at best. Sounds crazy, we know.

But so has almost every other horrifying rumor about the so-called coconut crabs - until science inevitably proves them true.

They grow to the size of dogs. They climb trees, and tear through solid matter with claws nearly as strong as a lion's jaws.

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/These-crabs-can-grow-up-to-3-feet-and-hunt-birds-12350029.php#photo-14536062

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Reply Coconut crabs make a good case for limited open carry (Original post)
Agent_86 Nov 14 OP
Daves Not Here Man Nov 14 #1
Agent_86 Nov 14 #2
WhiskeyMakesMeHappy Nov 14 #3
orson Nov 14 #4
oflguy Nov 14 #5
Aldar Nov 14 #6
oflguy Nov 14 #7
oflguy Nov 14 #8
smalllivingeddy Nov 15 #9

Response to Agent_86 (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 09:25 AM

1. Im down. Those things are creepy as hell.

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Response to Daves Not Here Man (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 09:29 AM

2. I don't want to be anywhere near dog-sized, tree climbing crabs with husk tearing claws.



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Response to Agent_86 (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 10:00 AM

3. We're going to need a bigger pot.

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Response to Agent_86 (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 11:01 AM

5. Put a family of South Louisiana Cajuns on the island

and they'll be gone in a year.

Dem Crab, Dey make good gumbo, ya!

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Response to Agent_86 (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 11:05 AM

6. Are they any good to eat?

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Response to Aldar (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 01:50 PM

7. A quick story

A baby crawfish and his mama were traversing a field in the Atchafalaya Basin when they happened upon a cow grazing. Alarmed, the baby crawfish shouted to his mama, "Look, look, Mama!, What's that?"

"That's just a cow, little baby crawfish," the Mama said. "They don't eat crawfish."

After walking a bit more, they came upon a frog. "What's that Mama?, do they eat crawfish?"

"That's just an ole bullfrog, little baby crawfish. Don't worry, they don't eat crawfish."

Before long they saw a human in a boat throwing out a net. "RUN LIKE HELL," the Mama exclaimed.

"That's a Cajun and they eat ANYTHING!"

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Response to Aldar (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 10:30 PM

8. To answer your question, yes

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Response to Agent_86 (Original post)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 11:54 PM

9. OK, are they now invading the Midwest?

I did just see a video of a coconut crab killing a bird the looked like a red footed booby. I have previously seen a video of a coconut crab doing impressive things in Hawaii.

So far as I know they are limited to the tropics, but hey, the tropics are expanding.

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