Published on January 9th, 20141
Annually, the streets of Christmas Island are invaded by 120 million crabs
Christmas Island is a mountainous region that is located near the coast of Australia in the Indian Ocean. Most of the year, it is a piece of heaven with dense forests and beautiful mountain scenery. However, once a year, it can be a nightmare for those who are afraid of animals with many legs.
Specifically, from October to November, red crabs, which are usually in the forest, migrate to the water to reproduce. Phenomenon, coinciding with the phases of the moon, generally takes at least a week, males always reach the water before females. After mating, the males return to the forest. Females produce eggs at 3 days after mating, but remain close to the water to follow the development of the eggs for 12-13 days. A single female may deposit 100,000 eggs.
So that we can help you get an idea what it looks like the island during migration, a Reddit user has posted a number of pictures you can see below.
So if you’re ever on Christmas Island between the months of October and January, you might want to prepare yourself to see some (millions) of crabs.
Here’s the Official Facebook Page of Christmas Island Tourism. Like Them! You can also read their blog here.