Thursday, July 15, 2010

They're called Camel Spiders in Iraq...

You've probably seen this pic.  It's really
two spiders close to the camera. Looks
like a huge beast hangin' off his leg!
They get pretty dang huge though.

Here's one waiting to see if a soldier has
any adrenaline left.

This one tested my skills.  They're quick.
My dog was barking at it!  You know a spider is tooooo big when
your dog has to bark at it!
It scared her.  haha. 
I'm guessing she won't be protecting me from them any time soon. 

I think they're called Sun Spiders here.  I'm told they eat scorpions and they
are non-venomous... but the bite can get infected. 
Hmmm, better than a sting?
...I think.


Anonymous said...

EW EW EW! Yes I saw that pic before...That thing was in your house??? Are you sure it was a spider???? Did I mention EW!

Wrexie said...

I looked them up. They're called Solifugaes. Not true spiders, but like scorpions and harvestmen, they belong to a distinct arachnid order.
The one by the quarter was just outside my door on the back porch, ...the other 2 pictures are from Iraq.

If they get as big as the ones in Iraq, I am moving!! EWWW is right! They look WAYYY to much like the camel spiders. ...they make me shiver. ewhwehhhheww.

Anonymous said...

I think with the proper application of .40 Cal rounds, you can take care of most common household critters like that.

ain't for city gals said...

Oh my...just checking in from beautiful Colorado...I have never seen one of those and I hope I never do!I swear there are more creepy crawly things in Az than anywhere else in the US...

Wrexie said...

cird: Yeah. It's time to get the airsoft out. The dog can carry my ammo...well,that is, if she doesn't get scared and run off with it.

afcg: CO...ahhhhh. I know you're enjoyin that. Maybe snow isn't such a bad price to pay to keep the bugs down? I used to live in the Springs. Loved it. :)

Coffeypot said...

Well, the good thing is, if it bites you, you can ride it to the doctor.