Creepy hermit crab uses discarded doll's head as shell

By Ben Hooper
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Sept. 7 (UPI) -- A hermit crab on a remote Pacific island is going viral after curing its homelessness by using a discarded doll head as a shell.

A photo shared on Reddit by user jamspangle shows a coconut crab, a large species of hermit crab, wearing a doll's head in the place of its shell.


Commenters said the unsettling photo, believed to have been snapped on Henderson Island, in the Pitcairn Islands, highlights the effects of marine litter on wildlife.

The photo drew several inevitable comparisons to Babyface, the mutant toy composed of a doll's head atop a metal crab's body from Disney's Toy Story.

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