Robber Crab Gets One of Its Five-a-Day With Fruit Feast

A zoologist grabbed a close-up view as a robber crab used its claws to feed on a green piece of fruit in The Dales, a forest-rich region of the Australian territory of Christmas Island.

Robber crabs have a varied diet that includes seeds, fruits, and even small animals like rats or seabirds.

This footage was captured by Hung-Chang Liu, a Taiwan-based zoologist, who told Storyful that he has regularly visited Christmas Island for two months at a time to study crabs there.

Hung-Chang Liu stated that the footage was recorded originally recorded on January 15, 2014, however it was posted to YouTube on March 9, of this year. Credit: Hung-Chang Liu via Storyful

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