Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Malaysian villager finds strange rare creature

A villager was shocked when he saw a creature that looked like a tiger prawn, crab and scorpion combined when he was in the jungle to collect palm leaves.

Ismail Jusoh, 49, from Kampung Alor Tuman in Marang said he found the creature on the palm leaves and was shocked to see its unique shape.

“It has eight legs and the front portion looks like crab while the back like prawn. It also looks like a scorpion,” he said.

Ismail said he brought the crustacean back and kept it in a tank of water. The creature is known as ngoang in Sarawak or jabot in Johor. It is seldom found and is said to be near extinction.


Brixter said...

Great, find a nearly extinct creature and help it along to be extinct by taking it out of its home.

arbroath said...

I suppose the only consolation is that he didn't say it was delicious.

Will said...

Kind of reminds me of the face-hugger from the Aliens movies.