This is the unsettling moment a hermit crab drags a doll’s head along a beach, after it crawled inside the item and became stuck.

The fragile creature had been living inside the plastic toy which had washed up on the shores of Wake Island in the western Pacific Ocean.

A devastating reality hides behind the creepy scene however, as volunteer Joseph Cronk eluded to after discovering the creature on Friday.

The fragile creature had been living inside the plastic toy (pictured) which had washed up on the shores of Wake Island in the western Pacific Ocean +3
The fragile creature had been living inside the plastic toy (pictured) which had washed up on the shores of Wake Island in the western Pacific Ocean

A devastating reality hides behind the creepy scene however, as volunteer Joseph Cronk explained +3
A devastating reality hides behind the creepy scene (pictured) however, as volunteer Joseph Cronk explained after finding the creature on Friday

Mr Cronk, who had been litter-picking when he saw the crab, said: ‘I see a lot of these crabs exchanging their shells for many things.

‘Film canisters and soda cans are pretty common. But this one really gets the point across.’


He filmed the creature to show the devastating effects of plastic pollution and waste on marine creatures.