For today, I'd like to introduce the coconut crab. As the name implies, this strange crab lives in cococut trees and eats coconuts. It is a very strange animal. It can be found in Indo Pacific, as well as the south Pacific. I've heard that people have fallen asleept on the beach, only to wake up to this monster chewing on their ears! I got pictures of this guy before he was sent to a Chinese seafood restaurant in Bali. The owner of the restaurant is a friend of a friend of mine. He actually had about 100 of these things in small cages in his backyard, ready to be sent to his restaurant. I was told these crabs had come from Papua (Irian Jaya).