posted on Aug, 28 2008 @ 06:13 PM
I heard about this from many people..
This is about a 'Camel Spider' that had apparently been brought in a suticase from Afghanistan by an British Soldier
Ive heard and seen videos of the 'Camel Spider' previously on the net.
Heres what happend...
BBC News and other sources are reporting that a half-a-foot-long predatory bug popularly known as a "camel spider" apparently hitched a ride from
Afghanistan in the luggage of a British paratrooper and frightened the soldier's family into fleeing their Colchester, England home.
Which is believable, given the creature's forbidding appearance and its Internet reputation as a high-jumping carnivore famed for attacking
full-grown camels and eating their flesh (that last bit is untrue, by the way). Known to entomologists as a solpugid, the organism -- a member of the
arachnid family but not really a spider at all -- is typically found in dry, desert regions, including Afghanistan.
What I'm skeptical of, however, is the family's stated belief that the camel spider killed their dog. Someone evidently saw the dog confront the
wayward bug then run whimpering out of the room after it hissed at her. Awhile later they found the dog dead. "It seems too much of a coincidence
that she died at the same time that we saw the spider," Lorraine Griffiths told a local newspaper. But the attending veterinarian was unable to
establish a cause of death.
What's your views?