Red Crab Catches and Devours Baby Blue Crabs on Christmas Island

A cast of blue land crab babies became lunch for a hungry red crab at Dolly Beach on Christmas Island, with footage showing the larger crab feeding on the smaller species.

This video was captured by Hung-Chang Liu, a Taiwan-based zoologist, who told Storyful that he has regularly visited Australia’s Christmas Island for two months at a time to study crabs there.

Hung-Chang Liu said that the footage was recorded originally recorded back in 2013, but was posted to YouTube on February 27 of this year. Credit: Hung-Chang Liu via Storyful