With a name like Christmas Island, you’d assume that the Australian territory in the Indian Ocean is a magical place full of reindeer and joyful elves. But no, it’s actually full of aggressive coconut crabs.
Coconut crabs, also known as robber crabs, are a huge species of hermit crab. Their leg span can reach three feet, and they can “lift objects the weight of a 10-year-old child,” according to the Natural History Museum of London. The crabs live on land, where they climb trees, feed on coconuts, hunt and eat birds, and generally terrify anything that moves or grows — golfers included.