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15 remarkable animals that use tools

By: Bryan Nelson on Oct. 28, 2009, 10:09 a.m.
A decorator crab covered in various sea floor materials

Photo: Dan Hershman/Flickr [CC by 2.0]

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Dresser crab

Even crabs get in on the tool-using act. Their claws are good for manipulating objects, and dresser crabs got their name for a reason. They often 'dress' themselves by picking up sea anemones, draping them on their backs. Usually it's for the purpose of camoflage, though perhaps other times it's just to look fabulous.