Friday, March 6, 2009

Internet Hoaxes: Crabs

Claim: Photographs show Christmas Island robber crab or coconut crab.

Originated in 2007 with text identifying it as a Christmas Island crab.
Circulated in 2009 with description as coconut crab.
Status: Partly true : The origins and authenticity of the photographs have not been verified, but there really are coconut crabs which can reach a leg span of 3.3 ft, a body length of 1.3 ft and weigh up to 38 pounds. Reference: Snopes See the Pet Blog's other entries on animal related internet hoaxes.

1 comment:

The Oceanside Animals said...

I for one welcome our new sea-based arachnid overlords ...