Lots of people have hermit crabs as pets. And as those who care for them know, the crabs need new shells every so often as they grow.
This Hermit Crab went one step further and found it’s own new shell and it has taken Social Media by storm.
While the picture is creepy, the responses have been quite hilarious.
Thx for the nightmares…this hermit crab used a discarded doll's head as shell pic.twitter.com/yxsBZUPnf3
— Falen (@falenkdwb) September 8, 2017
WHAT THE ACTUAL pic.twitter.com/sdtJWSXi6L
— Kara (@hello_kara) September 8, 2017
I will never look at this book the same way again. 😳 pic.twitter.com/YcjshEASIe
— Tara McCabe (@taracmccabe) September 8, 2017
Now for the downer part of this, while the picture is quite creepy and the responses were funny, the reality of this is actually indicative of a bigger problem according to one Redditor:
“This is actually pretty sad on top of creepy, since things like this is usually a result of a lack of available shells for the crabs, which they need. Don’t collect shells with internal parts from beach areas. Crabs need them.”