When it comes to weird and terrifying sea creatures, giant crabs are the creepiest. However, there is another kind of giant crab living on land that technically wouldn't make the list. The coconut crab is a species of hermit crab, but way bigger. They can grow to be up to 3 feet long, and weigh almost 10 pounds.
They're also hearty creatures, and can live to be up to 60 years old.
The coconut crab gets its name from their love of eating coconuts. Eating coconuts may have earned these crabs their name, but it's not their main source of food. They also dine of fruits, nuts, seeds, and a variety of other organic material if they come across it. I just hope that doesn't include humans.
Unlike their seafaring relatives, coconut crabs are completely adapted to life on land. They'll drown if they're submerged in water for too long.
The good news is that they only inhabit a very small part of the world. Coconut crabs can be found on islands around the Indian Ocean, and near parts of the Pacific Ocean.