Tuesday, December 13, 2016

ZooWeird, 13

A doggerel series about odd or little-known animals.

The Coconut crab is a terrestrial hermit crab and the sole representative of the Birgus genus. It holds the record for world's largest land-living arthropod. It can be found on many islands across the Indian Ocean as well as parts of the Pacific Ocean. Read more: http://www.strangeanimals.info/2010/10/coconut-crab.html#ixzz4SSt4Gk6V

He didn’t like his name at all—
“A coconut? That’s kind of dumb!”
He muttered only just last fall
While on a beach, just sipping rum.

And so he found the naming guys—
And told them he would like a change.
The naming guys felt some surprise—
A change is tricky to arrange.

But they could see he was annoyed—
And so they changed his name a dab:
They hoped he would now feel more buoyed
With his new name—the Kumquat Krab.

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