Marian's Hunting Stories, etc., etc., etc...

Marian's Hunting Stories, etc., etc., etc...
Stories of my hunting experiences with family, friends or whatever else I want to blog about.

A Dixie Lady Deer Hunter

Article by Fred Messina, editor of "On Target Outdoors" from The Vicksburg Evening Post on Friday, January 19, 1990. Photo by Bob Phillips.

Bob Phillips came up the other day with a photo of his wife Marian and a deer she got on Brown's Point New Years Eve. The deer was an 8-point with 16 inches of inside spread that weighed in at 190 pounds. A nice trophy in anyone's book. However, the tale Bob told is that this was Marian's fourth deer this year and he claimed that he would have done better than he did if he had not spent so much time hauling Marian's deer out of the woods. Come off it, Bob. We all know who the hunter was.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

A New Meaning to Crabs!

How would you like to run across this guy at the beach...it's related to the hermit crab....

Coconut Crab (Birgus latro) is the largest terrestrial arthropod in the world. It is known for its ability to crack coconuts with its strong pincers in order to eat the contents. It is sometimes called the robber crab because some coconut crabs are rumored to steal shiny items such as pots and silverware from houses and tents. The second photo below gives you a good idea of how large these crabs are - a coconut crab is seeking food from a black trashcan.

It's a large edible land crab related to the hermit crab, and are found in the tropical Indian and Pacific Oceans. They eat coconuts for a living! How would you like to be on an island and come across a crab that is more than 3 feet from head to tail and weighs up to 40 pounds, with a pair of large pincers strong enough to open coconuts! They can climb trees too, but they only eat coconuts that have already fallen to the ground. Coconut crab meat has been considered a local delicacy.

4 comments:

Deer Passion said...

OMGoodness! That's huge, and awesome, and kind of amazing! It just kind of leaves a land-locked gal like me in awe..

GUYK said...

I saw them when I was a young man stationed in the South pacific...they ain't all that charmin'

Live to Hunt.... said...

HOLY gynormous terrestrial arthropod! That is one big critter.

Rebecca said...

Hi there,

The first photo in this post belongs to me. Please attribute it back to me by either using my full name (Rebecca Dominguez) or my Flickr ID: bluebec

My photo URL: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluebec/340613817/

If you do not attribute the photo I will ask you to remove it.

Thanks

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