Toddler Has Hilarious Reaction to a Hermit Crab

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Liam Kell of Arcata, California, had a funny reaction to a hermit crab last week and his dad was lucky to catch it on camera.

Johnny Kell, 36, told ABC News that on Feb. 15 he took his two boys, Liam, 1, and Lucas, 5, to the Humboldt State University Marine Lab in California where they visited the touch-and-feel tank.

"[Liam's] usually pretty open to lots of new little creatures and stuff and he thought it was just an empty shell," Kell said. "I started to see him act differently, so I took out my camera and said, 'This is weird, something funny is about to happen.'"

Kell began recording Liam, who let out a high shriek and ran away upon seeing the crab.

Kell posted the footage onto YouTube to share with the rest of the world.

"[Liam] already loves watching the video...he laughs hysterically," Kell said. "This is going to be a nice family treat for years to come."