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    'Crabzilla': The biggest crab ever seen in Britain... and it's still growing

    With its enormous legs and lethal claws, this monster of the deep is already the biggest crab ever seen in Britain.

    But astonishingly, the arthropod - which measures a staggering 10ft from claw to claw - is still growing, and could live until it is 100.

    Nicknamed 'Crabzilla' after the fictional giant monster, the Japanese Spider Crab has a body the size of a basketball and its legs can straddle a car. They will eventually measure a massive 15ft.

    The crab, called Macrocheira kaempferi in Latin, was caught by fishermen in the Pacific Ocean and has now been imported to Britain where it has gone on display at the National Sea Life Centre in Birmingham.
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    I will save the world from its evil! Get me a pound of butter, 5 lemons and a hammer!

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    yikes,a big part of me wants to steam it and dip it in butter

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_coffee View Post
    YIKES!! I small part of me wants to ride it.


    That's about all you could do with it. It doesn't have ears to yell
    into, or a tail to pull.

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    I'm kinda scared of the guy holding it.

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    he does look like he may have caressed it softly in private on more than one occasion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim sampson View Post
    he does look like he may have caressed it softly in private on more than one occasion.
    That is just plain wrong! People should stick to mammals

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    mmmmmmmm mmmmmmmm!

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    Why do my balls suddenly itch like crazy when I see that pic?

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