Avoid the crabs!

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Every year, Christmas Island plays host to an epic red crab migration. Around 40 million bright strawberry land crabs emerge from their burrows and descend from the interior of the island to the sea, where they spawn. The residents are very sympathetic to their tiny neighbours and go to get lengths to avoid killing them as they drive to work and go about their daily business. Here are a few snaps of life around the island – we particularly loved the signs the school children designed to remind drivers to ‘get out and rake’!


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