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Fur-Bearing Crab
Status: Fake (I think)
Dethcheez saw the picture of the fur-bearing lobster, and emailed me these pictures of a fur-bearing crab. I assume it's fake, with the fur glued on, though I could be wrong. (I would have thought the picture of the furry lobster was fake also, if the creature wasn't written up in a scientific journal.) As Dethcheez points out, the furry crab looks a lot like one of those troll figurines with the wild Don King hair. Whether real or fake, I'd like to get my hands on one. It would look cool sitting in my office. I'd also like to buy a mounted fur-bearing trout. I've been searching for one for ages, but haven't been able to find any for sale.

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Categories: Animals
Posted by Alex on Fri Mar 10, 2006
Comments (22)
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Those are so cute! I want one! It looks pretty hoax-y to me.
Posted by Dracul  on  Fri Mar 10, 2006  at  11:03 AM
yeah it does look like a hoax but i have to agree they do look kinda eat

Posted by Eva  on  Fri Mar 10, 2006  at  05:06 PM
Absolutely, definitely, no doubt in my mind it's a hoax.
Posted by Adriana  on  Fri Mar 10, 2006  at  11:50 PM
I assure you it's real... Kind of... The "fur" isn't really hair, but a thin fibrous form of sea plant that grows on the crabs back... Small sea creatures make their home in/on the plant & when fish go to eat the small creatures living in the plant the crab eats them... The plant works like camouflage for the crab... DC
Posted by DETHCHEEZ  on  Sat Mar 11, 2006  at  01:00 AM
Posted by Trotsky  on  Sat Mar 11, 2006  at  01:03 AM
Certainly a hoax, IMO, but I'll give you the credit for having a decent back story, Dethcheez...
Posted by karen  on  Sat Mar 11, 2006  at  11:18 AM
I hate hair in my food.
So hair ON my food is just horrific.
Posted by Unfairly Balanced  on  Sat Mar 11, 2006  at  11:39 AM
This may be a hoax, but there is an actual crab which was recently discovered in the deep South Pacific. Here's a site explaining the Yeti Crab:
Posted by 5harky  on  Sat Mar 11, 2006  at  01:01 PM
Eriocheir sinensis, the chinese mitten crab, has woolly pincers. So there are more than one non-hoax examples of furry crabs
Posted by Nick Trachet  on  Sun Mar 12, 2006  at  04:13 AM
The link shows the same animal that Alex mentions about 2 articles below this one.
Posted by Maegan  on  Sun Mar 12, 2006  at  05:29 AM
Dethcheez, can you find any kind of documentation to back up what you're saying? I want to believe you. I really do. But looking at Don King the Crab, I'm having a hard time believing he could be real.
Posted by The Curator  in  San Diego  on  Sun Mar 12, 2006  at  06:05 PM
Okay!!! Here's the real poop on the crabs~

Made You Think...

Just thought I'd have a little fun first...

Posted by DETHCHEEZ  on  Sun Mar 12, 2006  at  11:16 PM

the only thing it made me think was what a pathetic hoax that is!

As for the asking price on Ebay of $75 that
Posted by Adriana  on  Mon Mar 13, 2006  at  12:03 AM
It Was Worth A Shot...
Posted by DETHCHEEZ  on  Mon Mar 13, 2006  at  12:17 AM
Gday Deathcheez im a big fan of your gaffs

those crabs look awesome, shame theyre $76 dollars & only available in the usa
are you gonna sell crabs like that sepretly (with out all that extra stuff)? coz i would really be intersted in buying one of them
Posted by Sam  on  Mon Mar 13, 2006  at  01:51 AM
"This may be a hoax, but there is an actual crab which was recently discovered in the deep South Pacific. Here's a site explaining the Yeti Crab:"

That's great... except the link says that's a lobster not a crab.
Posted by Tracey  on  Mon Mar 13, 2006  at  02:10 AM
As we know, there are crabs and other crustaceans with hair-like stuff on their shells, but I'm pretty sure this "Don King Crab" is of the fur-bearing trout genre, not least because the shell of this one looks like it's been cooked.
Posted by Big Gary, constant aquarist  on  Mon Mar 13, 2006  at  04:28 PM
Ok!!! Ok!!! They're fake...

But think of how cool it would be if they were real...
Not only would they make a tasty dinner, but you could make Crab Fur Jackets out of them...

I'm just saying,
Creature Of Things That Should Not Be
Posted by DETHCHEEZ  on  Mon Mar 13, 2006  at  08:55 PM
Hi Sam,

I wont be Cheezy & abuse the forum by posting For Sale ads, but if you're interested in one feel free to email me off the board...

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Posted by DETHCHEEZ  on  Mon Mar 13, 2006  at  08:56 PM
Hi there just stumbled across your ad and wanted to show what I caught while doing some stevedoring in Sault Ste. Marie, Canada. There was a nasty cold front with blowing snow that came roaring in from the north. One of the longshoreman offered to take me fishing and being an avid fisherman, I tagged along. He took me to a secret spot (I had to be blindfolded all the way) where we caught this beauty. They are not renown for their size but are famous for their typically white fur coat. Photo will follow when I figure out how to post it.

May all your fishing dreams be furry!!!!
Posted by Serge Lapointe  on  Thu Apr 06, 2006  at  05:33 PM
Here in Baltimore, I have seen blue crabs where their shells have hardened around seaweed. You cook them the same and it has no effect on the taste, since you don't eat the shell.
Posted by Matt  on  Tue Apr 18, 2006  at  08:25 PM
crab troll dolls 🐍
Posted by tingaling  on  Wed Jul 12, 2006  at  07:17 PM
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