Passengers' bags overrun with live crabs on baggage carousel video

Passengers had to pluck their bags from the claws of live crabs after the crustaceans overran an airport baggage carousel. 

A mobile phone video posted to YouTube shows dozens of crabs being carried along the conveyer as surprised passengers look on. 

They had apparently escaped from a container in which they were being transported. 

Some passengers had to move the crabs off their luggage.
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Some passengers had to move the crabs off their luggage.

A man is seen trying to grab the creatures and put them back in what looks like a large chilly bin. 

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Jaidyn Kish, who loaded the video to YouTube on June 23, doesn't say where the footage was shot but American accents are heard in the background. 

The crabs were trapped on the moving carousel.
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The crabs were trapped on the moving carousel.

One commenter suggested it took place in New York.

Earlier this week, US Transportation Security Administration staff posted photos of a giant live lobster they found at Boston Airport during security screening.

TSA spokesman Michael McCarthy said the approximately 9kg lobster found on Sunday in the passenger's checked luggage was the "largest" he'd ever seen.

A man was trying to collect the escaped crabs.
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A man was trying to collect the escaped crabs.

The TSA website says a live lobster is allowed through security, but must be transported in a "clear, plastic, spill-proof container."

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It doesn't mention a policy for crabs, though live fish can be transported in carry-on luggage.

McCarthy says the lobster was in a cooler and "cooperated quite nicely with the screening process."

 - Stuff

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