Animals Video

By Katy Gill

Forget front crawl – this weird creature is doing the front crab!

The rare and mysterious orangutan crab was filmed swimming just of the Indonesian island of Lembeh.

The small creature makes for a strange sight as it kicks off from the sea bed and waves its legs to propel it through the water.

Pic from Caters News

The video was shot by Atsushi Sadaki, 59, a business design consultant who has been diving for 20 years.

He said: “It is an orangutan crab and they are rare.

“I have seen one or two before but this is the first time I have seen one swimming.

“I was diving at night when I saw it.

“I have to say I found it very funny. It made me laugh.”