Scary Crabs at American Museum of Natural History

Hall of Biodiversity

Hall of Biodiversity

After visiting the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, I now understand why Tokyo never fell before the wrath of Godzilla. Clearly the Japanese Spider Crabs kicked the imposing lizard’s ass before he ever got on shore. This crab is one of the most impressive and terrifying species on the Hall of Biodiversity’s Wall-o-Taxidermy. The entire hall is an impressive tableau of the colorful, the subdued, the massive, the mighty, the tiny, and the alien.

In the cube to the right of the owl is a badger, or badger-esque creature, craning his neck skyward as if to say: “Damn, that is one big crab.” And the Spider Monkey is praying that the Spider Crab doesn’t get its name from eating  Spider Monkeys.

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