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Crab sets up home inside creepy doll's head


Posted on Thursday, 16 May, 2019 | Comment icon 5 comments

The crab was filmed crawling along the beach with the doll's head in tow. Image Credit: Joseph Cronk
A hermit crab with an unusual taste in shells was recently filmed picking up a rather sinister alternative.
The unsettling scene was captured on camera along the shoreline of Wake Island in the western Pacific Ocean by volunteer Joseph Cronk who had been collecting trash on May 10th.

Hermit crabs are known to set up home inside the discarded shells of other sea creatures, however when options are sparse they can sometimes pick up other objects to use as a shell instead.

This particular crab seemed to have decided upon using the head of a child's doll as its new home.

The footage helps to highlight the extent to which plastic waste has made its way in to every part of the ocean's ecosystem - even to the point where some species are literally living inside of it.

"I see a lot of these crabs exchanging their shells for many things," said Cronk. "Film canisters and soda cans are pretty common. But this one really gets the point across."


Source: MSN.com | Comments (5)

Tags: Hermit Crab, Doll

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Susanc241 on 16 May, 2019, 15:05
It might seem amusing but can a hermit crab counteract the buoyancy of that plastic head? Aren?t they bottom feeders?
Comment icon #2 Posted by OverSword on 16 May, 2019, 21:36
That doesn’t look like a plastic head it looks porcelain so should be fine. I say that because if you look at where the crab is you can see the dolls head doesn’t have a back. My friends grandma collected old dolls and the porcelain doll heads didn’t have a back on them and were covered by wigs 
Comment icon #3 Posted by Jon the frog on 17 May, 2019, 1:48
LOL, it's so cute ! In a way it's recycling...
Comment icon #4 Posted by Susanc241 on 17 May, 2019, 8:11
Oversword, you are certainly right. I was thinking about this as I was dropping off to sleep (I know, I am strange) and thought then the head must have had a wig section that was missing. Plastic heads usually have the hair sewn directly in. That face may have the added benefit of scaring predators off!
Comment icon #5 Posted by Sir Smoke aLot on 17 May, 2019, 14:50
He will have many partners for mating now. Proud as youngster who is showing off his shiny new car in the neighborhood, i am sure of it haha


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