Travelers Championship

TPC River Highlands

Viral Videos

This giant club-snapping crab might be the scariest form of wildlife ever seen on a golf course

January 03, 2022

In recent years, we've seen no shortage of terrifying wildlife on a golf course. Gators. Snakes. Bobcats. Bears. More gators. More snakes. You get the point, it's a dangerous world out there, even when you're just trying to get in 18 holes. What we didn't expect, however, is that a crab might be scarier than all these other animals.

That's right, a crab. Although, as you can imagine, the crab we're about to show you isn't exactly any crab. It's a robber or coconut crab, and according to Wikipedia, it's "the the largest terrestrial arthropod in the world, with a weight of up to 4.1 kg."

"Robber" is a fitting term because it wound up snapping one golfer's driver in the following, horrifying clip that was captured by a group of guys playing on Christmas Island, which according to Wikipedia is "an Australian territory in the Indian Ocean." (By the way, we're glad Wikipedia is still around in 2022. Happy New Year, Wikipedia.)

OK, here's the clip of this giant thing wreaking havoc on someone's golf bag that was shared by 9News Australia:

CRIKEY! Those claws. Those teeth. Tough break to lose a driver, but that's certainly better than losing an appendage. That crab is not messing around. Wow.

Anyway, to to our fellow golfers, stay safe out there this year. And watch out for crabs.