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Anybody else been to the desert and encountered one of these things?!?!? I came across a couple while I was in Saudi....was trying to cross a section of desert to the chow hall one night from work, stupid thing wouldn't let me through the hole in the fence I was trying to go through...kept hoping to the side I would try to go around it, and once I kicked sand at it to try and scare it away, it started hoping towards me....I starved that night :sad: Most spiders don't scare me, but these things are as big as damn chihuahuas and are scarey as hell!!!

 

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Do they BITE?
 

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Chunks out of you....you'll notice that is actually 2 camel spiders, one clamped onto the other ones butt
 

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i hate them fuggin things!! we killed one in Oman that was as big as a flat shovel head.
 

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Fortunately in Dharan (or unfortunately...if you guys remember it in 96'), we slept in Khobar Towers and things were pretty well sealed up.....could you imagine sleeping in a tent and having one of those bastages crawl into your tent and end up crawling on your face or something and into your bag, you roll onto it on accident and it bite you?!?!?! Holy F'n hell I'da shat myself bigtime. There would be gunfire from my tent...me trying to plug a damn spider in revenge for a bite :Na_Na_Na_Na:
 

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Darthvader said:
Are they edible?
I think anything is edible if you roast it and add enough hot sauce and salt, that's how I ate the MRE omelets when everybody else seems to hate those things
 

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DAANG!!
Those things are nasty!!
Looks like they enough meat on 'em to throw them on the grill, prolly atta first remove the poopy end just in case, and any poising carrying areas.
 

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they arent poisonous though. just a nasty ass bite. heard its hurts like a mofo!
 

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Do they have hairy toes?
 

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GasGunR said:
Do they have hairy toes?
No....but I think camels do! :mrgreen:
 

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I would freakin crapfill my boots if one of the ^%*$**#@!! things go even close to me!! I aint afraid of much...but I HATE bugs!
Stinkin devil's play purties!
 

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Man, those spiders are no joke! Good thing servicemen's uniforms are brown. Just in case one sneaks up on ya!
 

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i tell ya what.....i dont give a damn what snopes said about the camel spider. the one that i ran across was friggin huge. and it was standing on hot asphalt (250 degress +) when we attempted to kill it with a shovel, legs over both sides and everything. bleh....i get the heebie jeebies just thinkin about that thing again.....
 
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