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Originally posted by niceguybob
Anybody that lives in Southern California knows Highway 2, which is called the Angeles Crest Highway. This road runs from Azusa to Pasadena and beyond along the ridge/rim of the mountains in So. Cal.
It's a nice pretty road, with many panoramic views over both sides of the ridges. (A LOT of JPL employees prefer this road to freeway 210 heading to Pasadena.)
I have SEEN the Tarantulas when they are hatched on that road with my own eyes. They are EVERYWHERE!!!
When you drive over them with your car, your first reaction is to drive fast,until you hear them crunch.
Then you drive slow. Then it's a slow crunch.
You can't win. It is REALLY surreal. Tarantulas EVERYWHERE.
Yeah, their harmless. But fricking scarey.
I've only seen it once with my own eyes, but there are a bunch of people that actually go up there to watch the tarantula run.
The Chinese bird spider is a rather aggressive species, one that will not hesitate to bite humans if disturbed. Its venom is the subject of much toxicology research, and while the effects of this spider's bite on man are not well documented, it is frequently lethal in small doses to laboratory animals such as mice and rats. As a result, it is generally regarded as a highly venomous specimen. The venom itself is a rather complex neurotoxin, containing numerous compounds capable of blocking neurotransmitters.
The Chinese bird spider is a species in this genus whose venom has been extensively studied and is known to be dangerous to humans
Originally posted by SoulVisions
This is the spider that swarmed the town.
Originally posted by bastet11
reply to post by Agit8dChop
I have to say that if I was attending a religious festival that was suddenly overcome with biting spiders, I might have to rethink my spirituality a little bit!
"all false worship is at heart demonic; behind every false religion
is the work of demons who, on the one hand, deceive individuals as to
the true worship, and, on the other hand, seek to satisfy the spiritual need
of man with variations of false worship; demons are always opposed
to the Truth" LINK
Satan's most effective method of seducing men and women to yield to his control over them is via a religious system. Link
"ALL pagan religions are controlled by Satan! The elite created religion as a tool for control with a hidden agenda that aims to blind and misguide you away from the truth."