Millions And Millions Of Tiny Red Crabs Migrating

January 30, 2015


These are several videos capturing the annual migration of millions and millions of tiny red crabs across Christmas Island, near Indonesia. Once a year in October/November the entire population migrates from the forests to the coast to bang each other on the beach and make babies. How romantic. UH UH UH UH UH (That's the sound of crabs humping).

Keep going for three portrait-mode videos (the last one is my favorite).

Thanks to HK, who agrees it would take just about the entire population to make a decent crab feast.

  • Wilf Smith

    This is what the future nanobot apocalypse looks like.

  • Jenness

    I'm pretty sure the dudes that invented flame throwers, created them just for this.

  • TheQiwiMan

    Happens every time Courtney Love opens her legs..

  • CheriDunston

    Are the sidewalks covered with crab jizz when it's all over?

  • Corky McButterpants
  • Ed

    OMG! I would be scared to leave the house for fear of killing thousands of these innocent little critters just by walking to the six pack store. I would also shove a towel under the door, they look like they could squeeze through that gap, yikes!

  • rhartness

    Yeah... This is a bit old. The first vid I saw of these crabs was on E Baum's World, back when EBW was the Youtube of the internet, before Youtube existed. After doing follow-up research, I learned that these little guys get everywhere... includinf inside homes. Eeke! I have no idea why some people choose to inhabit certain regions of the world.

  • Sebastien Michael Mansfield

    Id pick up and eat a handful.

  • disqus_k2QxOV9H7Z

    I bet they would be great fried!

  • ManMan

    This is amateur hour for Christmas Island. They have 3 foot land crabs called Coconut Crabs. They can climb trees and land on you.

  • bit101
  • Karnie

    Welp, add it to my growing list of locations I have no intention of ever visiting.

  • Mike Harper

    I miss one shampoo day.....................

  • Pretty amazing how they could edit out all the screaming and fire and suicides.

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  • Kevin

    makes my head itch

  • WhiteEagle2

    So long and thanks for all the fish.

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