A group camping on Christmas Island had a rude shock when they were suddenly surrounded by a swarm of large crabs, on September 19.
The family and friends were cooking sausages when the smell enticed up to 50 robber crabs to invade the campsite.
Despite their size and large numbers, the crabs were not harmful, according to Instagram user winterishere2015, who posted the video with the hashtag #stuffofyournightmares.
“They are relatively peaceful. They can be moved away gently or sometimes picked up and moved. No pinching,” the uploader told Storyful.
The encounter was shared in a Facebook post by Christmas Island’s tourism company. Credit: winterishere2015 via Storyful
The government’s two chief scientists said there would be 200 new daily deaths in the UK by mid-November if the current rate of infection continues.
Tougher measures to stop a second wave of Covid-19 will be announced as soon as tomorrow, Matt Hancock signalled today as shock data showed the number of new cases a day could soon hit nearly 50,000 without urgent action.The Health Secretary said the chief medical officer Chris Whitty and chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance were briefing the nation this morning so the public could see “why we are taking decisions that we have to take”.
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The Prime Minister will hold a Cobra meeting on Tuesday amid reports he is planning to announce fresh national lockdown measures in a bid to arrest the second wave of coronavirus in the UK.It comes after Boris Johnson earlier had calls with the first ministers of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and the Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland about how coronavirus is spreading across the country.
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A US bar owner has died by suicide hours before he was due to face court over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man.Jake Gardner, 38, was charged with manslaughter five days earlier over the death of James Scurlock, 22, during Black Lives Matter protests.
Coastal roadway flooding was reported across Galveston County, Texas, as Tropical Storm Beta edged closer to making landfall on September 21, according to local media reports.Video showed submerged piers and flooded gardens in Galveston Bay, as the National Weather Service reported that the storm would bring flooding to the area due to rising high tides and a storm surge.Further damage was caused in the area as a section of a fishing pier was discovered to have “come loose in the rough surf and tore away Sunday evening,” Galveston Island Beach Patrol Chief Peter Davis told the Galveston County Daily News.Tropical Storm Beta is set to make landfall late on September 21, with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph, elevated tides, and heavy rainfall, according to the National Weather Service. Credit: @texasbug via Storyful
A single passenger infected 15 others with coronavirus on a 10-hour flight from London to Hanoi, a study has revealed.The passenger, a 27-year-old businesswoman, had a sore throat and a cough before boarding the business class area of the flight on March 1, according to a report published by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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John Lennon’s killer apologised to the singer’s widow, Yoko Ono, calling the assassination an “extremely selfish act” for which he believes he “deserves” the death penalty. Mark David Chapman, 65, made the comments during a parole hearing last month which saw him denied parole for the 11th time since killing the former Beatles member in Manhattan in December 1980. Chapman shot the singer four times in the back as he and Ono walked into the Dakota Apartments building in the Upper West Side. According to a transcript of the parole hearing obtained by the PA news agency, Chapman told the parole board he killed Lennon, 40, for “self-glory” and claimed he thinks about the crime “all the time”. The killer apologised to Lennon’s family, saying: “I assassinated him… because he was very, very, very famous and that’s the only reason and I was very, very, very, very much seeking self-glory, very selfish.
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