The heart-wrenching struggle human rubbish causes: Hermit crab gets stuck in a broken glass bottle top after trying to make it into a home

Mail Online | 1/9/2018 | Phoebe Weston For Mailonline
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This is the heart-wrenching moment a tiny Hermit crab scuttles along the beach after getting stuck in a broken glass bottle top that it has tried to make into a home.

The video shows the little creature struggling to walk under the weight of the broken M150 energy drink bottle top which is far heavier than the shell it is used to carrying on its back.

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The person who spotted this plucky crustacean on the Thai island of Koh Lanta said they hoped this footage would show how much damage human rubbish causes in our oceans.

The Daily Mail has been at the forefront of campaigning, including with the launch of a Take Back Your Bottles initiative.

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Awikaporn Chukaew, 25, spotted the two-inch long crustacean on the Thai holiday island last week.

Mr Chukaew said: 'I have a restaurant on the island and every night there are lots of hermit crabs running along the beach. I went out last week and saw one inside the broken bottle'

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The species hide in a shell in order to hide their soft twisted abdomen from predators.

'I felt sorry for the crab. It will have a hard life. The M150 top is heavier than its normal shell', he said.


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