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Massive 10ft spider crab pays a visit to Britain

Posted on Friday, 12 February, 2010 | Comment icon 28 comments | News tip by: Still Waters

Image credit: Charles Laigo

The largest ever crab seen in the UK this massive Japanese spider crab is so big its legs could straddle a car.

Amazingly the crab hasn't even finished growing and could reach up to 15ft in size and live for 100 years. Caught in the Pacific this monster of the deep will go on display at the National Sea Life Centre in Birmingham.

"With its enormous legs and lethal claws, this monster of the deep is already the biggest crab ever seen in Britain."

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Comment icon #19 Posted by Comrade Arntzen on 13 February, 2010, 0:02
I'm surprised to see its not 2 pages of bad jokes involving eating the poor thing. What an amazing creature. I didn't think they got so big.
Comment icon #20 Posted by RamboIII on 13 February, 2010, 0:54
Taken from link I see Ebirah has returned, don't worry Godzilla will kick its ass. I fail to see how that crab could straddle a car.
Comment icon #21 Posted by Benz on 13 February, 2010, 2:15
reminds me of the big monster from the movie The Mist (2007), the one where they are outside the supermarket ] picture of a small one, hate to imagine a large one.
Comment icon #22 Posted by Solitaia on 13 February, 2010, 7:59
Now, you wouldn't want THAT in your pants... Bad jokes aside... Wow, that thing is HUGE! -cowers-
Comment icon #23 Posted by Sthenno on 13 February, 2010, 8:03
Eep! I remember seeing crabs that size when I was young, but I think I was just a lot, lot smaller! Scary buggers.
Comment icon #24 Posted by lookingfortruth on 14 February, 2010, 1:42
would it be safe to say that, that sinister guy has crab(s)? I love it when people make my day
Comment icon #25 Posted by kobolds on 14 February, 2010, 9:42
any video showing how that crab move?
Comment icon #26 Posted by BaneSilvermoon on 15 February, 2010, 23:13
I for one welcome our new crab overlords.
Comment icon #27 Posted by chaoszerg on 15 February, 2010, 23:17
When they grow this big then its time to worry.
Comment icon #28 Posted by Moon Princess on 15 February, 2010, 23:19
Holy..! That thing is huge. Waaaay bigger than the Spidercrabs I saw in Atlantia!

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