January 17, 2022

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Watch: Thieving coconut crab snips through golfer’s club on Christmas Island

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Jan. 3 (UPI) — A member of a golfing get together on Australia’s Christmas Island captured video clip when a large coconut crab attempted to steal a golf club — and ended up chopping through the shaft with its claws.

Paul Buhner explained he was out for a Friday golf outing with close friends, but he wasn’t taking part in owing to a shoulder injury.

“Friday golfing is a religion on the island. Even if you can’t participate in you go out and assist the boys and have a beer and that’s essentially what I was executing,” Buhner informed Information.com.au.

Buhner captured movie when a substantial coconut crab — also identified as a “robber crab” thanks to the species’ penchant for thievery — climbed on to a friend’s bag and took keep of a club. The footage was posted to YouTube by Buhner’s spouse.

The males tried to wrest the club cost-free from the crab’s grip, but the crustacean ended up making use of its claws to cut proper by means of the club’s shaft. The crab left the damaged club guiding, but scuttled off with a club cover, Buhner stated.

Buhner reported the crab could have been captivated by old food in his friend’s bag.

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