Back the Shell Off! Robber Crabs Fight Over Coconut on Christmas Island

The claws were quite literally out as a group of robber crabs fought over a delicious coconut on Australia’s Christmas Island.

Footage by Hung-Chang Liu shows the battle in all its glory, as the hungry crustaceans try to push each other out of the way so that they may lay their claim on the tasty fruit.

The video, which was captured back in 2013 according to the uploader, was shared to YouTube earlier this year.

A zoologist, Taiwan-based Hung-Chang Liu told Storyful that he has regularly visited Christmas Island for two months at a time to study crabs there. Credit: Hung-Chang Liu via Storyful