The Great Big Australian Animals You Need to Know About

It’s a country that not many people outside its borders get to visit, but Australia has some wild animal surprises tucked under its outback hat if you ever do.

The Crabs Are Huge

This is either the ugliest garbage collector on the planet or a coconut crab.

Imagine going outside in the morning and finding something like this on your trash can? If you live in Australia or on some of the islands in the South Pacific or the Indian Ocean, a scenario like this can happen.

This enormous creature is known as the coconut crab and it’s the biggest arthropod that lives on land. It can reach up to 90 centimeters (3 feet) across and a single crab can weight 4 kilograms (9 pounds).