Epic Hermit Crab Migration Totally Looks Like Harry Potter Horcrux Cave

You know those little hermit crabs that you can buy at pet stores and souvenir stands at the beach? It turns out that when left in their natural habitat, they do not have baseball team logos painted on them.

Who knew?

Another thing that I didn’t know is that when they migrate, it totally looks like a scene out of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Specifically, the scene where all the Inferi creep up out of the water in the horcrux cave.

Videographer Steve Simonsen, who specializes in underwater and nature films, captured the clattering and scuttling of millions of hermit crabs on a rocky beach on St. John, in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Here’s what a still from the video looks like:


But especially with the dramatic music, I cannot watch the video without seeing this:

 Here’s the actual video (via ABC News). It’s pretty awesome, even without a horcrux.

You can find Steve Simonsen’s original video on Vimeo here, and follow him on Facebook here.

(Photo Credit: Screencap of Vimeo video by Steve Simonsen; added nonsense by Joslyn Gray for Babble Pets)

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