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Posted: 8/30/2005 8:48:39 PM EDT
Large camel spider in action eating a lizard. VIDEO HERE

Link Posted: 8/30/2005 8:50:26 PM EDT
DAYUM.

Link Posted: 8/30/2005 8:53:42 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 8:54:09 PM EDT
The hair on the back of my neck won't go down. God I had bugs. I'd rather see a 30 ft snake.
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 8:56:50 PM EDT
tagged
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 9:09:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/30/2005 10:18:55 PM EDT by PeteCO]
Holy fuck. I found a wolf spider in my house last night, probably 2 inches across - big fucker. I almost shit my pants. Those bastards can run fast!!

This is in addition to the bigass Black Widow I found in the laundry room. Yes, the house is getting bombed this weekend.

I would piss my pants if I ever came across a camel spider.
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 9:12:43 PM EDT
I'd empty a 30 rounder on that mofo... [shudders]
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 9:13:34 PM EDT
9mm or 62gr 223?
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 9:14:06 PM EDT
impressive most impressive
that looked like a giant anole ( not to be confused with the little anoles you get at a pet shop)
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 9:15:43 PM EDT


nasty!
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 9:34:30 PM EDT
Meh.. just like the tarantuals in Texas.

So...
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 9:35:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BSheppard:
9mm or 62gr 223?



I want to engage that thing from no less than 1000yds so I vote for a 50cal.
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 9:37:29 PM EDT


I only hope it's big enough......
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 9:38:03 PM EDT
Stake through the heart or cut off it's head!
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 9:38:20 PM EDT
SOS

Stomp On Sight
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 9:53:11 PM EDT
I just squirted into the pants a little, ahem........in the back BTW
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 11:30:17 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 11:34:51 PM EDT
12 guage shotgun
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 11:37:22 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 11:43:12 PM EDT
Niiiiiice!

I just wish they had another object in frame to get an idea of scale since lizards can be pretty
darn small.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 12:02:18 AM EDT
nuke it from orbit its the only way to be sure.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 5:55:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/31/2005 5:55:55 AM EDT by ZW17]

Originally Posted By SHIPSNIPE1:
Niiiiiice!

I just wish they had another object in frame to get an idea of scale since lizards can be pretty
darn small.



Look at my pic up above. The spiders get BIG
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 6:11:27 AM EDT
Hey, someone grab that for me. Big Boys is blocked here and I gotta see it! PLEASE!!!?!?!?!?!?!
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 6:19:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By NimmerMehr:
Meh.. just like the transexuals in Texas.

So...




HUH?
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 6:25:42 AM EDT
That spider looks very similar to the little alien thingys in the movie "Aliens."

Link Posted: 8/31/2005 6:26:53 AM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 6:27:45 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/31/2005 6:29:06 AM EDT by NewbHunter]
NUKE FROM ORBIT!!!

ONLY WAY TO BE SURE!!!

Link Posted: 8/31/2005 6:37:41 AM EDT
War on terror spiders. Reason #258 to nuke middle east.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 6:41:42 AM EDT
no biggie.

snopes.com
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 6:42:59 AM EDT
That is what I would call a "12 gauge solution" That also make a great song title!
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 6:50:43 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 7:41:46 AM EDT
Is it true that those things are not technically spiders?
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 7:46:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BSheppard:
9mm or 62gr 223?




120MM



Makes me feel a bit better that if I end up in the sandbox, I'll be inside one of these.





-Storm
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 7:47:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Thekatar:
Is it true that those things are not technically spiders?


Is it true that those things don't care whether or not they are technically spiders?

Link Posted: 8/31/2005 7:48:22 AM EDT
tg
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 8:32:24 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 8:40:07 AM EDT
i was gonna post it but i feared of the allmighty dupe
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 8:50:07 AM EDT

no biggie.

snopes.com




That's what I though. I swear, for some of you guys, your reality is the internet.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 9:41:46 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Boom_Stick:
Stake through the heart or cut off it's head!



In true ARFCOM style --- GET BOTH

This is my first 'get both' post ......
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 10:20:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MonkeyGrip:

no biggie.

snopes.com




That's what I though. I swear, for some of you guys, your reality is the internet.



For some of you guys, you lack any sense of humor...

...did you even read the snopes article?


...they capture prey without the use of either venom or anesthetic. Camel spiders rely on speed, stealth, and the (non-venomous) bite of powerful jaws to feed on small prey such as other arthropods (e.g., scorpions, crickets, pillbugs), lizards, and possibly mice or birds...


Link Posted: 8/31/2005 10:44:16 AM EDT
Thanks.... I'll be having nightmares tonight after seeing a big that big. I'd be afraid if I tried to step on that thing with my boot that it would catch my foot and start eating it.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 10:49:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Thekatar:
Is it true that those things are not technically spiders?



They're not spiders, technically or otherwise. Totally different species. That's like asking if a praying mantis is technically not a wasp, for reference.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 11:01:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/31/2005 11:02:57 AM EDT by 64FXR]
They are more closely related to scorpions than spiders, but nasty as hell either way. We would put the ones that we caught into clear plastic containers and you could hear them chewing on the plastic trying to get out. At night, they look like rats running across the flightline. Man those suckers were fast!

edit caus i cint spleell

Link Posted: 8/31/2005 11:10:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By pathfinder74:
Thanks.... I'll be having nightmares tonight after seeing a big that big. I'd be afraid if I tried to step on that thing with my boot that it would catch my foot and start eating it.



My friend tried to stomp one that found it's way into our office (a tractor trailer container) he missed, and it ran up the right leg of his flight suit! He was outta the suit, boots and all in what seemed like less than 5 seconds. We all had a good laugh that night (mostly cause he was naked in the hanger and refused to put his clothes back on.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 12:01:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NewbHunter:

Originally Posted By MonkeyGrip:

no biggie.

snopes.com




That's what I though. I swear, for some of you guys, your reality is the internet.



For some of you guys, you lack any sense of humor...

...did you even read the snopes article?


...they capture prey without the use of either venom or anesthetic. Camel spiders rely on speed, stealth, and the (non-venomous) bite of powerful jaws to feed on small prey such as other arthropods (e.g., scorpions, crickets, pillbugs), lizards, and possibly mice or birds...





I read it. watched the video too. Still................no biggie.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 3:56:31 PM EDT
Fire in the Hole
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 4:02:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NimmerMehr:
Meh.. just like the tarantuals in Texas.

So...



Nothing like the tarantulas in Texas...I grew up playing with those.

I've had two run-ins with camel spiders. I came out the winner in both, but the second encounter was a close one...

I have a healthy respect for the bastards, fur shur.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 4:54:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 64FXR:
My friend tried to stomp one that found it's way into our office (a tractor trailer container) he missed, and it ran up the right leg of his flight suit! He was outta the suit, boots and all in what seemed like less than 5 seconds. We all had a good laugh that night (mostly cause he was naked in the hanger and refused to put his clothes back on.



Thanks... now I'm even more freaked out. Are those thing venomous? Do they bite people?
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 5:02:20 PM EDT
Where in the F^$@ is Dr. Fridge?

Link Posted: 8/31/2005 5:02:23 PM EDT
they can bite hard but no venom
they just rip shit limb for limb when they catch it
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 6:09:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By www-glock19-com:
they can bite hard but no venom
they just rip shit limb for limb when they catch it



That video looks like it's using that lizard like a Capri Sun drink pouch, sucking it dry. So you're saying it actually eats b taking bites out of things?

Dude if that thing crawled up my pant leg I'd jump so high they'd have to send a space shuttle into orbit to retrive my wussy ass.
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