Poor crab :( (Trigger warning I guess?)

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So I was at the beach and I saw this poor crab being washed around in the waves. It looked alive, but was clearly struggling. I didn't know how to help it. So I picked it up and took it out, to move it somewhere more peaceful. The poor guy was dead :(. His legs were just hanging. He couldn't walk or anything. I feel kinda guilty for not doing something earlier. He is still in the same place, lifeless.

Sorry I just had to vent that out.

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I hope this is not a stupid question, but do crabs play dead?

I honestly don't know if this crab is still alive. I'm stupid when I comes to these animals.
 
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Remember the circle of life! NOTHING lives without something else moving on!
Yep, unfortunately it work that way. Animals die and get eaten. It's just natural. We don't live forever.
 

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Yep, unfortunately it work that way. Animals die and get eaten. It's just natural. We don't live forever.
Actually, I disagree on a minor point. We DO live forever! Just not in this present form!
Whether you are a vegan, or a meat eater, you need to kill to live!
 
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Actually, I disagree on a minor point. We DO live forever! Just not in this present form!
Yes I believe that we can live forever, just not physically, otherwise we'd overpopulate!(although we probably do already.
Whether you are a vegan, or a meat eater, you need to kill to live!
Yeah. Plants have lives too. We have to eat other species in order to survive.
 

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I doubt that getting to the poor crab any sooner would have made a difference. It's usually too late if they are already floating like that:(
It was so kind of you to try to rescue him.
 
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I doubt that getting to the poor crab any sooner would have made a difference. It's usually too late if they are already floating like that:(
It was so kind of you to try to rescue him.
The poor thing still had some live before I took it out. I saw it using its pinchers. I watched it helplessly for minutes not knowing what to do. Well, there's nothing I can do about it now.
 

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Actually, I disagree on a minor point. We DO live forever! Just not in this present form!
Whether you are a vegan, or a meat eater, you need to kill to live!
agree, reincarnation and souls likely exist
 

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I hope this is not a stupid question, but do crabs play dead?

I honestly don't know if this crab is still alive. I'm stupid when I comes to these animals.
I'm not aware of crabs can play dead.
But I know a crab will amputate its own claw from its joint and run, if a predator grab it by its claw.
 

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