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These are just a taste of some of the spiders you can see in the desert.

We just caught this. In the desert (Iraq), these things can easily get up to four inches long and that's just the body length. they're called camel spiders over there. they numb the flesh of a camel and have a feast. Out here in Vegas, they're called Vinegaroon's or something. Supposedly they only bite and it stings with non umbing effects. When you get them pissed, the front half stands up as if to say. "What the fu*k is your problem!?"
This ones about 1 and 3/4 inches long.



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I forgot to say i had one of those cu*ys on my forearm like two years ago, while I was at work. Freaked me the fu*k out.
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I forgot to say i had one of those cu*ys on my forearm like two years ago, while I was at work. Freaked me the fu*k out.
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He was disabled after I swiped him off. then i proceeded to cut him in half.
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He was disabled after I swiped him off. then i proceeded to cut him in half.
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ewww...i hate spiders!! the only good spider is a dead spider.

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ewww...i hate spiders!! the only good spider is a dead spider.
spiders are creepy

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Those little bastards are sneaky, too. We had one in the hangar in Kuwait and we were trying to catch it. It ran underneath some equipment, then came out behind us, and AT us. We put a bucket over it, then slid some paper under the bucket, then flipped it upside down to trap him in the bucket. We then went out and caught a scorpion and dropped it in the bucket. The scorpion tore the hell out of the camel spider.

Oh, and you forgot to mention that those little bastards jump, HIGH. If I remember right, that's one of the reasons they stand up to begin with.

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i'm getting the willies just thinking about that.

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Those little bastards are sneaky, too. We had one in the hangar in Kuwait and we were trying to catch it. It ran underneath some equipment, then came out behind us, and AT us. We put a bucket over it, then slid some paper under the bucket, then flipped it upside down to trap him in the bucket. We then went out and caught a scorpion and dropped it in the bucket. The scorpion tore the hell out of the camel spider.

Oh, and you forgot to mention that those little bastards jump, HIGH. If I remember right, that's one of the reasons they stand up to begin with.
Yeah the camel's jump hihg, but I have yet to see one of these little fu*ks jump. That's a good thing though.
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Camel Spiders can jump 4 or more feet into the air, eat the stomachs out of camels, and can grow to be the size of a dinner plate



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I'm the spider killer in the house. When we first moved in the wife was vaccuuming in the basement and in the back section where there wasn't much light saw the headlight of the vaccuum reflect off the eyes of a large spider. She came upstairs telling me to bring something large and I, of course, picked up a kleenex. Got down there, took one look at it, and turned right around for what I was instructed to bring originally: a large object. It was probably 1-2" body with pretty large legs.

After that point I didn't wonder why we didn't have too many other bugs around

Cool info on the spiders, though I'd seen the pic of the big one from the Middle East before. Didn't know about the ones out in NV

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Those things are f'n HUGE. I got those in an e-mail one day.

i also got a clip of a CS chopping the head off of a small lizard while the CS was hanging on to a wall.
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ummmm yummy
You were in the desert for a year. you didn't see any?
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Those things are f'n HUGE. I got those in an e-mail one day.

i also got a clip of a CS chopping the head off of a small lizard while the CS was hanging on to a wall.
That thing would have me running the other way. He'd probly catch me tho.



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