View Full Version : OMG.This is disgusting (creatures in Iraq)!!

12-04-04, 11:48
I find these article of those now-famous creatures found in Iraq.
Read ON:

They run 10 mph, jump three feet, are a nocturnal spider, so only come out at night unless they are in shade. When they bite you, you are injected with Novocain so you go numb instantly. You don't even know you are bitten when you are sleeping, so you wake up with part of your leg or arm missing because it has been gnawing on it all night long.

If you are walking around and you bump something that is casting a shadow over it, and the sun makes contact with it, you better run. It will instantly run for your shadow, and scream the whole time it is chasing you.

PS. The one on the bottom is eating the one on the top. These are Spiders found daily in IRAQ by our troops. Imagine waking up and seeing one of these ba*****s in your tent!!

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*edited: image removed, if you want the thread to remain open. Elen.

[ 12. April 2004, 12:57: Message edited by: ELEN ]

the croft woman!
12-04-04, 11:50
OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hate spiders, that sent chills down my spine!!!!! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yikes.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yikes.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yikes.gif

12-04-04, 11:53
They call them Camel Spiders and the other link is here (http://50.lycos.com/040703.asp) !!

Feist your eyes on text,hehe,it's pretty interesting.

12-04-04, 11:57
Here's some cool and interesting facts (and where is got the name from ):

1)It can run upwards of 25 mph (by soldiers that have tracked the speed with humvees since it runs in their shadows).
2)It's called a camel spider because it climbs onto the bellies of camels and eats the stomach--because the spider secretes anesthetics to numb the flesh, the camels don't notice until their intestines fall out.
3)It makes a screaming/squealing noise when it runs, similar to a child screaming.

But the facts are just rumours.......for now http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/mischievous.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/clown.gif
Here's the actual truth
In reality, camel spiders aren't some mysterious Arabian creature -- we have them in the United States and in Mexico, where they are called matevenados. They are slightly smaller than the human hand, and while they do run quickly, their top speed is 10 miles per hour, not 25. But they also make no noise, they excrete no venom, and although they can be voracious nocturnal predators, they don't eat camels. They eat delicious crickets and pillbugs, and sometimes scorpions.

Eh?? Harmless creatures,or at least sounds like it.
Ahhh,what people think of this days.
Eating stomacks?Good 1 guyz,lOl

It's 2 BAD can't post images.But they'r size of a leg,hehe http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yuck.gif :eek:

[ 12. April 2004, 13:05: Message edited by: lady ]

12-04-04, 11:59
Lady, please don't post images like that.

the croft woman!
12-04-04, 12:01
Just read it.. Clicked the link on the page as well and I cant read it no more, i hate spiders so much and cant stand the pic's!

Had me scared then though!!!

12-04-04, 12:02
What ta Hell is wrong with it :confused: http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/privateeye.gif
How about the secong 1 then?!

:rolleyes: :D

[ 12. April 2004, 13:04: Message edited by: lady ]

12-04-04, 15:10
Where are they in the US? http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/silent.gif Lady, ELEN wouldn't ask you to remove them if she didn't have a good reason. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

12-04-04, 15:29
Another Linky (http://www.straightdope.com/mailbag/mcamelspider.html)
I don't know if this source is credible but it says that they are about the size of your hand. I was starting to get worried.. I'd pictured a real-life version of Eight Legged Freaks. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yikes.gif

13-04-04, 01:17
lol. That would be kinda unusual!! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/clown.gif

13-04-04, 02:22
...sort of like bonsai kittens...

13-04-04, 09:13
I'm sure the Iraqis have coped with them over the years.

Maybe the occupying forces should them for advice!