The British seaside town of Whistable is famed for its oysters, but one incredible image that has been taking social media by storm is about to change all that. A crustacean of epic size has been spotted lurking in shallow water in the mouth of the Kent harbour.
The photograph, which has been posted on a website called Weird Whitstable, seems to show a crab that is at least 50ft-wide. Of course, some people has seen this as proof that Crabzilla exists after all, while others are arguing that the figure is merely an unusually-shaped sandbank. Of course, there is also the possibility that this is simply a hoax.
Nevertheless, the image shows a figure that is shaped like an edible crab, which is a species commonly found in British water and that can grow to an average of five inches. Quinton Winter, Weird Whitstable’s curator, said that at first he took the image, which was sent to him by a reader, had captured an unusual sand formation, but he is now convinced that it is actually a monster of the deep. He told the Daily Express:
At first all I could see was some faint movement, then as it rose from the water I thought, “that’s a funny looking bit of driftwood”. It had glazed blank eyes on stalks, swiveling wildly and it clearly was a massive crab with crushing claws. Before this incident I thought the aerial photo showed an odd-shaped sand bank. Now I know better.
Prior to Crabzilla, the largest known species of crab on Earth was the Japanese spider crab, which can grow to more then 12ft. (Scroll down for a video of a Japanese spider crab.)
1. The photograph below, which has been shared online, appears to show a crustacean that is at least 50ft wide lurking in the shallow water. It dwarfs the fishing boasts resting on the nearby pier.
2. It is shaped like an edible crab, a species that is commonly found in British water but normally grows to no more than 10 inches. Some claim that the incredible image is simply a playful hoax.
And here is a Japanese spider crab, for perspective:
Source: Daily Express.
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