Pictures that were shared with the public recently shows the aftermath of many red crabs invading a family and their picnic.
Amy Luetich and her family were camping at the picturesque island, which is located off the coast of Australia, along with some friends when giant red crabs decided to surround them and invade their silent party.
The family was about to enjoy their evening barbecue at Christmas Island when dozens of robber crabs crashed their campsite.
Robber crabs behaving badly! 😝 a couple of local #christmasisland families had a few extra mouths to feed at their BBQ…
The Christmas Island Tourism shared images of the incident on Facebook with the caption of:
Robber crabs behaving badly! A couple of local #christmasisland families had a few extra mouths to feed at their BBQ over the weekend.
Crabs could be seen swarming around their picnic spot in Grant Well, which is located in a jungle area on the island.
The sight that you can see in the images is scary to think about, but the good thing is that these giant red crabs are quite harmless.
They are just known to steal some stuff from campsites.
Winter McKendrick, the daughter of one of the other families that were on the trip, was photographed smiling happily as the crabs surrounded her chair.
The pictures are currently viral on social media.
Amy Luetich said that they had camped in that area before, but it was the first time that they had seen so many crabs at once invading their tents.
Amy said that there were around 20 crabs when they arrived, but more of them rushed in to join as they started to cook some food.
The son of Amy said that they counted 52 crabs.
Amy Luetich added:
But as soon as we started cooking, they swarmed around us. My son counted 52 of them. His job was to pick them up and move them away from where we were eating. He was loving it.
The place where the incident happened currently has the largest and most dense population of coconut crabs in the entire planet.