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Monday 19 March 2018

Video: So this is what it’s like to be grasped by a crab’s claws....

Alice Vincent

They are made to be rugged and almost indestructible – but how will a GoPro stand up to the claws of a rather large crab?

Although it takes a little while to get to the action, this video shows that even crustaceans can covet the latest electronic gadgets and the camera gives an idea of what it might be like to be preyed upon by one of these crabs.

As this crab emerges from its hole and looms over the camera at around 1:30, you might be horrified by the close-up images of its hairy legs and clicking mouth, or, like me, find it amusing – but either way its behaviour is fascinating.

Video courtesy of Diederick Ryan

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