VIDEO: Crafty crab

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Crabs make good thieves, as this video shows.

Katnich Building & Design is a custom builder in Australia, but apparently some of its principals like to do some crabbing on the side.

A GoPro camera mounted inside one of the company’s traps on the bottom off Largs Bay Beach caught a crustacean thief — likely a blue swimmer crab — red-handed.

You have to admire the little bugger’s ingenuity.

Blue swimmer crabs in Australia are sometimes called “blue manna” or “blueys.” They are powerful swimmers and voracious hunters and scavengers, but they also are a primary target of commercial and recreational fishermen, so it’s nice to see this one get away.