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NewChief
01-25-2006, 10:40 AM
Good lord. The things our poor troops have to deal with.

http://www.camelspiders.net/

Taco John
01-25-2006, 10:43 AM
http://www.snopes.com/photos/bugs/camelspider.asp

Phobia
01-25-2006, 10:46 AM
Bah. I never saw one while I was over there.

NewChief
01-25-2006, 10:46 AM
http://www.snopes.com/photos/bugs/camelspider.asp


Ummm. Right. Snopes says they're real, just like the site I linked.

ENDelt260
01-25-2006, 10:47 AM
Is this thread two years old?

Taco John
01-25-2006, 10:47 AM
These claims are all false.

NewChief
01-25-2006, 10:48 AM
Right. Which is what the site I linked also says


The camel spider stories began to spread during the 1990-91 Gulf War and has now reemerged and become even more widespread with the return of U.S. troops to Iraq. Most of the stories on the internet are completely untrue. These creatures are not dangerous to humans. But, dangerous or not, these creatures are horrifying to encounter. I pity anyone who encounters one for the first time.

Taco John
01-25-2006, 10:49 AM
Then who cares?

Brock
01-25-2006, 10:49 AM
A portal to 3 years ago. Astounding.

NewChief
01-25-2006, 10:52 AM
Then who cares?

Cause they're creepy as hell.

Sorry, I'll let you guys get back to current events like marriage counseling and mourning deceased actors. :p

Taco John
01-25-2006, 10:56 AM
This Camel Spider thing comes up about once every other month...

NewChief
01-25-2006, 10:57 AM
This Camel Spider thing comes up about once every other month...

It would appear to be in tune with your cycle, Sandgina.

Wile_E_Coyote
01-25-2006, 11:03 AM
It would appear to be in tune with your cycle, Sandgina.


the spider comes up once every other month from his sandgina?

TMI

Taco John
01-25-2006, 11:08 AM
It would appear to be in tune with your cycle, Sandgina.



And yet you're the one that's eating it up...

Deberg_1990
01-25-2006, 11:09 AM
I once saw a Camel Spider eat a man alive. Ripped his head clean off!!

ptlyon
01-25-2006, 11:16 AM
Question is, who F'd who first, the camel or the spider?

morphius
01-25-2006, 11:17 AM
Eak! I want nothing to do with a spider that screams at me while running 30 mph and jump from the ground to my crotch in a single hop.

Morphius
Having Alien movie flash backs...

CosmicPal
01-25-2006, 11:21 AM
Eak! I want nothing to do with a spider that screams at me while running 30 mph and jump from the ground to my crotch in a single hop.

Morphius
Having Alien movie flash backs...

THE FACTS

Most of these claims are false or greatly exaggerated.

1. Camel spiders top speed - 10 mph.

2. Size: Up to 6 inches

3. They have no venom.

4. They don't jump.

5. Called camel spiders because they live in the desert.

They actually aren't spiders at all, they're solpugids

Inspector
01-25-2006, 11:22 AM
Do they live around the camel's toe?

Just wondering.

NewChief
01-25-2006, 11:24 AM
THE FACTS

Most of these claims are false or greatly exaggerated.

1. Camel spiders top speed - 10 mph.

2. Size: Up to 6 inches

3. They have no venom.

4. They don't jump.

5. Called camel spiders because they live in the desert.

They actually aren't spiders at all, they're solpugids

Yeah...whatever. That's just government spin, trying to minimize danger our troops face!!

kepp
01-25-2006, 11:24 AM
They are real I tell you. Fear Factor contestants had to eat some a couple weeks ago so they have to be real.

NewChief
01-25-2006, 11:26 AM
They are real I tell you. Fear Factor contestants had to eat some a couple weeks ago so they have to be real.

I bet they were hard to catch, since they run 30 mph! Dangerous too, since they have deadly venom that can paralyze someone!

morphius
01-25-2006, 11:26 AM
THE FACTS

Most of these claims are false or greatly exaggerated.

1. Camel spiders top speed - 10 mph.

2. Size: Up to 6 inches

3. They have no venom.

4. They don't jump.

5. Called camel spiders because they live in the desert.

They actually aren't spiders at all, they're solpugids
Okay, I knew they didn't have a venom that could hurt us, but big spiders still creap me out.

Inspector
01-25-2006, 11:26 AM
One of my kids is on his second tour in Iraq.

Next time I talk to him I'll try to remember to ask him about these spiders...or whatever they are.

InChiefsHell
01-25-2006, 11:33 AM
If they were really Camel spiders, then where are their humps? Huh? HUH?

That's what I thought...

ChiefsFan4Life
01-25-2006, 11:50 AM
Throw him on the D-Line and see how he does

better than what we got aside from Allen

wilas101
01-25-2006, 11:57 AM
I was in Saudi/Iraq during the Gulf War so I can honestly say that they are real but I never saw a man eating one the size of frisbees or crap like that.

I can't recall seeing one that was much bigger than an average garden spider. I do have a story about one though... we'd caught one and put it in a water bottle and threw a beetle in with it hoping we could see them fight to the death or something.... the spider just killed the beetle real quick so we tossed another in... same results. We threw a few more in for him to kill and then watched him move the bodies around till he made a little patch of shade and hunkered down in it.

We figured anything with survival instincts like that deserved a better death than drying up in a water bottle so we let it go.

Dinny Blues
01-25-2006, 12:09 PM
I think it would be funnier if these things could bark.

Dinny

Frosty
01-25-2006, 12:17 PM
Okay, I knew they didn't have a venom that could hurt us, but big spiders still creap me out.

Yeah, no kidding. This thread is worthwhile without pics.

kepp
01-25-2006, 12:27 PM
Okay, I knew they didn't have a venom that could hurt us, but big spiders still creap me out.
Me too....they make my skin crawl. I'd freak out.

Demonpenz
01-25-2006, 12:31 PM
yikes it's bad enough they half people shooting at them

morphius
01-25-2006, 12:35 PM
Me too....they make my skin crawl. I'd freak out.
I had some spider, lord knows what it was, that with legs was probably about 6" around start to crawl onto my neck before my friend knocked it off of me. I can still feel right where those legs touched. Though next time a close friend yells, "There's a giant spider on your shoulder!", I'm more apt to believe him.

Morphius
I've got chills, they're multiplyin'...

kepp
01-25-2006, 12:47 PM
I had some spider, lord knows what it was, that with legs was probably about 6" around start to crawl onto my neck before my friend knocked it off of me. I can still feel right where those legs touched. Though next time a close friend yells, "There's a giant spider on your shoulder!", I'm more apt to believe him.

Morphius
I've got chills, they're multiplyin'...
I was sitting at my computer in my dorm room when I was in college and felt something on my foot. When I looked down it was a big spider. I drop-kicked it across the room and it flew behind my bed. I saw it laying under the bed and, since I didn't have any insecticide I squirted a bunch of softsoap on it. When I came back after a few minutes, it was gone.

KCChiefsMan
01-25-2006, 01:14 PM
I smoke Camel Lights... :p ??? :p

munkey
01-25-2006, 01:25 PM
since I didn't have any insecticide I squirted a bunch of softsoap on it. When I came back after a few minutes, it was gone.

OMG... ROFL

I guess it's a clean spider now...

morphius
01-25-2006, 01:26 PM
OMG... ROFL

I guess it's a clean spider now...
I think he was saying that it made a clean get away.

Morphius
boooo!

kepp
01-25-2006, 01:40 PM
OMG... ROFL

I guess it's a clean spider now...
I plead insanity :)

I was freaked out at this point and grabbed the first thing I thought might work.

Radar Chief
01-25-2006, 02:11 PM
Okay, I knew they didn't have a venom that could hurt us, but big spiders still creap me out.

I kinda like spiders.
Not in a “pick’em up and fiddle with’em” sorta way, but more of a “they kill and eat the things that really do creep me out like roaches” kinda thing.

Wile_E_Coyote
01-25-2006, 02:22 PM
here in Missouri with a mild winter, there will be plenty of food & those spiders will be twice their normal size come summer

Radar Chief
01-25-2006, 02:51 PM
here in Missouri with a mild winter, there will be plenty of food & those spiders will be twice their normal size come summer

We’re gonna have ticks the size of basket balls and mosquitoes that threat’n to fly off with small dogs.