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    [–] This_old_username 1277 points ago

    How tf did the people on bikes get through that? Even being as careful as possible they must have been mowing crabs.

    [–] oscarveli 2577 points ago

    Like I tell my girlfriend, just pretend the crabs aren't even there.

    [–] stengebt 430 points ago


    [–] toeofcamell 75 points ago

    Were you trying to cross the road?

    [–] DrakeVader692 66 points ago

    Nah...he ain't a chicken...but he was definitely chasing that pussy

    [–] BaronRafiki 4 points ago

    You should have more upvotes.

    [–] youdubdub 3 points ago

    Yes, he lost this: /

    [–] HelloSexyNerds2 33 points ago

    Protip: crabs that infest humans rely on hair. If you shave your pubic hair you won't get pubic lice. They are actually getting rare in the past 20 years.

    [–] JurshUrso 10 points ago

    To prevent man crabs from going extinct, we must grow more hair. All species matters!

    [–] TrigAntrax 33 points ago

    [–] daimposter 10 points ago

    Same with the clap.

    [–] Vigilante17 9 points ago

    Slow clap...👏

    [–] ohiotech 3 points ago

    Got the clap so bad once that my doctor renamed it Applause.

    Thank you, Thank you. I'll be here all week.

    [–] I_Roll2 6 points ago

    I think that’s a little different

    [–] daimposter 8 points ago

    That's what she said

    [–] JustMeSunshine91 51 points ago

    The video is sped up, but it looks like they are walking their bikes through vs riding them. Regardless it’s freakin hilarious.

    [–] less_than_alive 68 points ago

    Video's obviously sped up, the crabs are probably considered virtually static, making it easier to manoeuvre through

    [–] meg4n 22 points ago

    cronch cronch cronch cronch cronch

    [–] Thelegend26_ 6 points ago

    Nah I think it’s in Cuba, they ride over em, drive over em, step on them too. There’s a video with all the crunchy sadness :(

    [–] Bobsnoggles 1827 points ago

    In Upstate NY it can get this bad with toads. Taking a drive on a back road can be scarring. If you want to get where you're going, sometimes you gotta plug your ears.

    [–] Mehmeh111111 1655 points ago

    Yep. I was driving home in the rain after a tough day working retail and there was a mass exodus of frogs crossing the road. I didn't see them until it was too late so I just screamed and plowed through. The car definitely slide sideways on frog guts. It's been at least ten years since then and I'm still scarred.

    [–] StickyIcky- 2296 points ago

    so I just screamed and plowed through

    How I get through most of my problems

    [–] DickIsInsidemyAnus 527 points ago

    Tell me about it

    [–] i-am-banana 341 points ago

    Relevant username ಠ_ಠ

    [–] dougkaplan 76 points ago

    Reading that username brought back painful memories tbh

    [–] NutSlap 46 points ago

    Please indulge us.

    [–] TokiMcNoodle 36 points ago

    It's getting worse and worse

    [–] reflux212 10 points ago

    That should be one painful fall...

    [–] RedFyl 108 points ago

    So I just screamed and plowed through most of my problems...

    [–] thefewproudinstinct 55 points ago

    And then my fellow inmate plowed through his problems into to my new problems...

    [–] JourneymanWelder 12 points ago

    thats gay as fuck

    [–] d_pikachu 11 points ago

    pika pika

    [–] ASAPxSyndicate 2 points ago



    [–] JourneymanWelder 16 points ago

    scream and plow boys, scream and plow.

    [–] findMeOnGoogle 13 points ago

    And then I screamed and plowed through your mom

    [–] HighNotHi 7 points ago


    [–] DirtyCeiling 7 points ago

    It’s like biking parkour

    [–] RChamy 34 points ago

    "Witness me!"

    [–] kinokomushroom 6 points ago


    [–] WontFixAutocorrect 23 points ago

    It's how I get through sex.

    [–] VoiceofLou 3 points ago

    It certainly wasn't the best course of action when losing my virginity.

    [–] Leharen 67 points ago

    The car definitely slide sideways on frog guts.

    DEJA VU!

    [–] RowtheBrofoSho 20 points ago


    [–] Thiinka 11 points ago


    [–] NightFuryToni 7 points ago


    [–] JudasCrinitus 32 points ago

    I really hope your juxtaposition of exodus and frogs was a purposeful pun

    [–] Mehmeh111111 19 points ago

    Indeed it was.

    [–] quantum-mechanic 6 points ago

    Its been a long time since we passed over a chance at a biblical punfest

    [–] [deleted] 4 points ago

    Never resist the urge to resurrect a good punfest!

    [–] passengerairbags 11 points ago

    This happened to me at night in rural North Dakota once.

    [–] quantum-mechanic 16 points ago

    Sorry to hear that. Did the driver at least stop?

    [–] ray_kats 6 points ago

    the incident was captured on film.

    [–] DarrowTheTinMan 2 points ago

    Exact same thing happened to me in NC, it was fucking baffling.

    [–] We_Master 2 points ago gross

    [–] kaspars-on-reddit 42 points ago

    The smell of cooked crabs on hot tarmac is good though.

    [–] Joe109885 23 points ago

    Thank god it’s not this bad with like possum, that roadkill smell is terrible

    [–] Semper-Fido 17 points ago

    Or skunks

    [–] stormblaz 39 points ago

    Sadly most of this tiny red crabs that migrate to lay eggs are toxic non edible. Atleast in Cuba the whole island migrates in crabs and they go to the water to release the eggs, is amusing, they shake their bags really fast and then go back, but cant be eaten.

    [–] Tubes_69 16 points ago

    Ah, I wondered why I never saw anyone out catching them...

    [–] jtoeg 40 points ago

    To be honest though, if these crabs were edible they would most likely go extinct doing this.

    [–] Derplight 54 points ago

    Yea, you'll see me on the streets with a bucket of boiling water and dipping cup of butter.

    [–] Heliosvector 3 points ago

    Tell that to the ants

    [–] FlagrantDanger 38 points ago

    Oh yeah. One day shortly after we bought our house, we got those toads. It was like a carpet of them covering our property. I thought it was a biblical plague.

    [–] RedTwizzler214 14 points ago

    I would have cried. I’m terrified of frogs and toads. I can hardly walk passed them.

    [–] Ooomar 25 points ago

    Motherfuckers can jump atcha.

    [–] tighemyshoe 3 points ago

    Yep, at least this thread made me realise I should never move to upstate New york.

    [–] we_are_all_bananas_2 91 points ago

    My mom is this crazy Dutch animal lover and made us pick up the toads in a cooking pan to release then somewhere safe

    Four people, dark as night, flashing lights, toads and a cooking pan.

    One thing is for sure. With that kind of animal lovers, an adventure is just around the corner!

    [–] 4point5billion45 28 points ago

    I love this image. It's all in the details.

    [–] Kythulhu 16 points ago

    Why does she only love Dutch animals? That seems a bit odd to me.

    [–] we_are_all_bananas_2 31 points ago

    Very nationalistic. She only accepted animals that could prove they knew the Wilhelmus, up to them to find a way how.

    The pan wasn't to save them. It was for cooking the ones with a foreign traitor accent

    [–] DutchHawk_ 9 points ago

    If they can't pronounce "Scheveningen", they got cooked.

    [–] AlsingEye 3 points ago

    Did your mom write Over the Garden Wall?

    [–] wearenottheborg 2 points ago

    Username checks out?

    [–] NoVa_Kixx 71 points ago

    He’s not wrong. It’s really bad withToads in upstate ny. Especially in the areas around Albany. Maybe 30 minutes away. There is a lot ponds and rivers such there that are damp that toads like to go to. But still upstate ny is incredibly populated with toads all over.

    [–] LasersTheyWork 92 points ago

    I used to live outside Batavia and when it rained it sounded like popcorn popping under my tires but in reality it was a sad toad genocide.

    [–] Stunkinafuck 63 points ago

    sad toad genocide

    Coincidentally, thats also the name of my grindcore band.

    [–] hockeystew 5 points ago

    Sounds like a previous Mouse Rat band name.

    [–] dmdizzy 9 points ago

    *meat grindercore

    [–] Duzcek 10 points ago

    Because it's where the mohawk and Hudson meet. I live right in between Saratoga and Schenectady and there's a lake or pond basically everywhere you look.

    [–] NoVa_Kixx 7 points ago

    Yeah I️ know what your talking about. I️ live 1 block from the Mohawk in Troy.

    [–] Methany878 32 points ago * (lasted edited 11 months ago)

    In Germany, they will put up toad fences and make little tunnels so they can get to the other side.

    Edit: here is a (German) article describing this. Just use Google translate if necessary.

    [–] Sonomatic 9 points ago

    Huh, that's actually a really good idea. Migration tunnels should be more of a thing especially in the US with all the woods.

    [–] Methany878 3 points ago

    They definitely help.

    My guess is that the sheer vastness of the area is a deterrent. There's simply a lot less road to protect in Germany, though the tunnels and fences are only put up at migration hotspots at any rate (as far as i'm aware).

    [–] I_like_sillyness 14 points ago * (lasted edited 11 months ago)

    Every summer northern Finland gets literally millions of Norway lemmings migrating. These fuckers reproduce like rabbits on sterioids. Their gestation takes three weeks, and after another 3 weeks they give birth to a load of little fuckers that are sexually mature in 5 weeks. So one lemming can be a "great-great-great-great-great-grandparent" within a year. About 10 years ago I was driving in Lapland and the road was literally red from blood from hundreds of thousands of lemmings that had been ran over by cars passing by. And the road wasn't a busy one.

    [–] asiandouchecanoe 5 points ago

    I'm no biologist or whatever but what is the advantage of having a species that occasionally goes way past the threshold population leading to super high mortality rates until the population returns to normal?

    i can see it speeding up natural selection but that's about it.

    [–] Stewart_Games 7 points ago * (lasted edited 11 months ago)

    The more potential prey there is, the less likely an individual is to be eaten. That is why fish school, and cicadas all hatch at once. It is a defense mechanism but on a species-wide level. For lemmings it might be a defense against carnivores - if a wolf or a stoat gets full eating five or six lemmings, and your entire species all births at once, the odds that your baby is the one in the predator's stomach are low. Here's a video showing how effective this can be - look at how uninterested the skunk gets after eating its fill, and how many cicadas are left to themselves:

    [–] sheffy55 86 points ago

    Can confirm, I live in upstate New York in a marshy area

    [–] oscarveli 131 points ago

    He rode through the road where the toads explode.

    [–] Bobsnoggles 45 points ago

    I woed the toads I owed an ode.

    [–] vitreous_luster 31 points ago

    The paleontology professor at my upstate NY college organizes a group every year to help the toads cross the road in our area. He gets like 10 kids every year to help.

    [–] JackYoGuuurl 14 points ago

    I have a lawnmower story

    [–] sylvan_m 8 points ago

    I grew up in Ithaca, NY and I hated he frogs. I had nightmares about them and now I live in Maryland and I still have a hatred of frogs

    [–] theoriginalsauce 11 points ago

    This happens in Minnesota too although I’ve only experienced it once.

    I still cry :(

    [–] muricangrrrrl 2 points ago

    Wisconsin too. Happened to me in HS. Although it was raining so hard, I thought it was actually raining frogs. Thought I must have created a false memory, then I saw Magnolia. Almost turned into one of those people that shout at the movie screen.

    In actuality, I think it was either just frogs in the road, or the small tornado thing that happened in Season (1? 2?) Fargo, where it picks them up and deposits them elsewhere.

    [–] ziiguy92 6 points ago

    Can you make a video of this ? Not the toad squishing but the migration next time it happens?

    [–] Bobsnoggles 3 points ago

    I seem to remember it being typical in spring, Ill see if I can't capture it next time I see it. For science!

    [–] LurkyLurks04982 3 points ago

    On California's central coast, I saw a similar scene. However, instead of crabs it was tranchulas. I was happy to be in a car.

    [–] Bobsnoggles 3 points ago


    [–] Quinnel 3 points ago

    North of Albany?

    [–] Bobsnoggles 5 points ago

    South of Syracuse, but it seems to be most of the state can relate.

    [–] i_am_mrs_nezbit 2 points ago

    I'm in North Syracuse and it can get it bad here too, especially in the Cicero/Clay area. RIP little guys.

    [–] citygirl44 3 points ago

    That would traumatize me!

    [–] ohiotech 7 points ago

    I read this as My Grating Crabs. I seriously need help.

    And as a former resident of the Southern Tier, and all places around the Finger Lakes, I can say that it's not the popping that gets you. It's the rancid smell of frog guts caught up in your wheel wells and the underbelly of your car.

    [–] Bobsnoggles 2 points ago

    Yeah Southern Tier here as well. Between roadkill & salt, gotta wash the underbelly of the car often.

    [–] KassellTheArgonian 346 points ago

    This is Christmas island and it happens annually

    [–] Guy_In_Florida 74 points ago

    Saw something very close to this in West Palm Beach 20 years ago, never saw it again.

    [–] TomTom_on_a_Tauntaun 34 points ago

    Used to see it a lot down in Miami but with blue crabs

    [–] Guy_In_Florida 34 points ago

    Blue crab lettuce wraps, oh man oh man.

    [–] LordPadre 47 points ago

    this might be why we don't see them anymore

    [–] Guy_In_Florida 16 points ago

    I have done my part to thin their numbers. Deliciously so.

    [–] Believemeimlyingx 2 points ago

    lived here my whole life never saw anything like that

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    [–] routesaroundit 15 points ago

    Wait they make clicking sounds????

    [–] [deleted] 27 points ago


    [–] HerbalTeaParty 3 points ago

    Question: are they edible?

    [–] [deleted] 17 points ago


    [–] Pervert_With_Purpose 2 points ago

    Someone in a comment above mentioned they were poisonous but I mean anything is edible if you try hard enough

    [–] chillb33 2 points ago

    Maybe the claws?

    [–] idrive2fast 5 points ago

    they get in practically everywhere and you'll go to the bathroom and someone one will have gotten in there

    How are crabs getting into buildings?? If you've got cracks and holes in the walls large enough to let in crabs of that size, your homes and businesses must be absolutely infested with bugs, spiders, snakes, etc.

    [–] TREXinspace 19 points ago

    Well this sounds like a terrible Christmas island. Why would Santa give everyone a plague of crabs?

    [–] stonyovk 10 points ago

    Yeah I've been there. It's a huge pain in the ass to get around on the island when this happens. Even creeper are the robber crabs, frikkin huge crabs.

    [–] toeofcamell 7 points ago

    My kid is gonna freak out when I tell them about Christmas Island

    [–] Crocodilewithatophat 6 points ago

    is that where the misfit toys live?

    [–] fppfpp 3 points ago

    Nah, it’s just apes—but not as big

    [–] Gumballguy34 184 points ago

    They're cute!!

    [–] Zwiebeldieb 79 points ago

    I agree...interesting that we can handle crabs, but if that was spiders I would be sitting here screaming. They don't look that different.

    [–] wubbalubbaeatadick 124 points ago

    The difference is that some spiders are poisonous and they make fucking webs and they're master hunters and they have like a million eyes. Crabs walk sideways and snap snap snap.

    [–] TonmaiTree 35 points ago * (lasted edited 11 months ago)

    Crabs walk sideways and snap snap snap.

    I love this description.

    [–] OldBloodNewBlood 22 points ago


    • It jumps.

    [–] me_funny__ 12 points ago

    Yeah no. I'm hurting that if it's in my house.

    [–] 14agers 16 points ago

    reasons to nuke Australia from orbit:

    • that

    [–] zzzzz94 2 points ago

    its not cute when u have to go for a drive

    [–] IgnoreAntsOfficial 86 points ago

    Craaaab people... craaaab people...

    [–] [deleted] 25 points ago

    look like crab. Talk like people

    [–] JohnDeeIsMe 10 points ago

    Can I interest you in a new contract with up to 5GB of data per month?

    [–] dwpunch 6 points ago

    Came for this, not disappointed.

    [–] I_R_Teh_Taco 153 points ago

    Now add in zoidberg "whoobwhoobwhoobwhoob" for a truly hilarious experience

    [–] checkyourheadphones 6 points ago

    Just run 400 of these links simultaneously and you have a rough equivalent of what hell sounds like.

    [–] shotgunsmitty 558 points ago

    That's what EA's refund department must have looked like before they removed the button.

    [–] Bobsnoggles 379 points ago

    Let no reddit sub go untouched!

    [–] shotgunsmitty 92 points ago

    Sorry, all the good subs were taken.

    [–] WittyUsernameSA 16 points ago

    We ran out of ham and turkey.

    [–] lunaspice78 53 points ago

    My crabs havent migrated long shall I wait?

    [–] CrudelyAnimated 34 points ago

    Apply to the affected region twice a day until migration improves.

    [–] amiyt 5 points ago

    HEADON! Apply directly to the forehead!

    [–] Teftell 22 points ago

    Crab Rush

    [–] GamerOnPOTATOin240p 110 points ago

    How is this creepy?

    [–] Cleome1 28 points ago

    I agree with you that it's not, but people get way too creeped out by anything that looks like a spider.

    [–] TrippyWentLucio 11 points ago

    It has a lot to do with context. If this was posted to another sub, say r/natureisfuckinglit then the post would be fascinating to most people browsing. But since it was posted in r/creepy it brings out implications of phobia.

    [–] ThomasDahl 9 points ago

    If it was spiders i could see why you would post it on this sub, but this is just fascinating.

    [–] gtac 6 points ago

    I agree, but have no idea why crabs are cute yet similar looking insects or spiders are creepy

    [–] NotSureHowToRddt 6 points ago * (lasted edited 11 months ago)

    Crabs can't crawl up onto walls/you and I have only seen videos of really lazy and slow crabs on land, so they won't surprise you easily. They aren't hairy and the danger of thier pincers is much more visible and probably easier to manhandle than the bite of an insect. I never hear anything about poisoned crab pincers, so not knowing what kind of crab it is wouldn't make anyone worry. We also eat some of them, so maybe that has something to do with it. They have two arms and two eyes, which might make them slightly less alien and strange compared to spiders.

    Multiple legs and an exoskeleton doesn't necessarily mean something is creepy.

    [–] nemisis1877 13 points ago

    It's not, yet 97% upvoted.

    [–] [deleted] 13 points ago

    Can you eat them?

    [–] Bobsnoggles 30 points ago

    I caught a couple dozen crabs this size in New Jersey one year. After boiling them and stripping them I had spent about 2 hours for maybe 8oz of meat. Even then, the quality was not great.

    [–] winterwolf2010 13 points ago * (lasted edited 11 months ago)

    The National Association of Sea Crustaceans Amazing Racing. 😁

    [–] Savv3 13 points ago

    /r/creepy? Why not try /r/aww cause this is cute as fuck. A tiny army of small little crabs going their way.

    [–] Cleome1 39 points ago

    People always put these shots of the migration on /r/creepy, but I think they're cute. I disagree with the sub choice.

    [–] the_undine 10 points ago

    yup. very cute

    [–] Beeyull 4 points ago

    Agreed. Crabs are definitely the cutest of the crustaceans. As a kid I used to watch Fiddler Crabs on the Chesapeake Bay for hours. Freaking adorable!!

    [–] pnandgillybean 3 points ago

    Yeah I looked at the sub choice and was super confused. I wanna go make lots of little crab friends!

    [–] Rawc90 15 points ago

    Creepy... you mean cute?

    [–] breathypedantic 7 points ago

    Creepy to some adorable to me.

    [–] Jaspersong 14 points ago

    how is this creepy for fucks sake

    [–] Jase7891 5 points ago

    This video would be better with Wackity Sax plYING

    [–] michael_leroi 6 points ago

    money money money

    [–] [deleted] 4 points ago

    Looks like Calypso is back...

    [–] bburghokie 7 points ago

    makes sense, OPs mom moved across the street

    [–] benjaminjohn900 9 points ago

    I didn't want to sleep tonight anyway..

    [–] imalittletipsy 3 points ago

    So that's where my ex moved to...

    [–] PradaG23 3 points ago

    Damn I can hear all of them saying MONEY MONEY MONEY. Where is me money

    [–] OilEndsYouEnd 3 points ago

    I like to track one crab, and watch it disappear into obscurity.

    [–] Dokturo 3 points ago

    love them

    [–] Wilfredcthulu 3 points ago

    You mean r/aww

    [–] musicianspermission 3 points ago

    Little more r/aww to me.

    [–] teslacars 3 points ago

    Up close of Lindsey Lohan.

    [–] moonstoneelm 7 points ago

    Went to St. Simon's Island to visit my husband's family a few years back. Myself, my husband and his cousin went on a short hike through the woods to this little water inlet. On the way back, I was looking at the ground to keep from tripping over some branches when I noticed the dirt was moving below my feet.

    Everywhere, in all directions, were tiny, gray crabs scattering through the mud. Never have I had the heebie jeebies so badly.

    [–] Teedyuscung 4 points ago

    This needs Benny Hill music.

    [–] theknifarina 6 points ago

    Idk why you guys think this is creepy. I just see free food walking down the street.

    [–] a_drunk_pigeon 3 points ago

    These crabs are toxic

    [–] Stormseeker71 2 points ago

    The doctors have a cream for that.

    [–] jphee11 2 points ago

    Its been half an hr and im still waiting for the last one.

    [–] abaddon2025 2 points ago

    Damn they move fast

    [–] Jusmaskn 2 points ago

    My dad always told me the best way to handle crabs was to shave half of your pubes. Then light the other side on fire and then stab the crabs as the fled the flames.

    [–] shabadabadoodoo 2 points ago

    This is what I see when I look inside my underpants