An Australian family got quite the shock while enjoying a BBQ on their camping trip when they were suddenly swarmed by dozens of hungry, giant crabs.
The group was feasting on sausages over the weekend when their campsite on Christmas Island was invaded by around 50 robber crabs, which are about three feet in length and have a strong sense of smell, Storyful reported.
“Robber crabs behaving badly! A couple of local #christmasisland families had a few extra mouths to feed at their BBQ over the weekend,” the Christmas Island Tourism wrote on Facebook.
One of the members of the camping group shared a video on Instagram of the terrifying encounter with the caption, “#stuffofnightmares.”
However, the massive crustaceans, which are also known as coconut crabs, did not harm the campers.
“They are relatively peaceful. They can be moved away gently or sometimes picked up and moved. No pinching,” the woman the outlet.