posted on Mar, 18 2013 @ 07:19 PM
Luckily, the data from the original report that the article is taken from lists the 52 known incidents, and THANK DOG the UK one is simply a
pipistrelle bat caught in a spider web, that died after being freed. My countrymen can breathe easy again.
No mention of there being a SPIDER the size of YOUR FACE being involved at all, so hopefully it was just a big web from a normal-sized (i.e. not
something native to the CONTINENT OF DEATH (Australia) that would carry a baby off) spider that the bat was unlucky enough to fly into.
The largest known spider in the UK is the stupidly rare raft spider (pic), which, despite how it looks in this image, is only about 70mm long
including legs, and only lives in marshes. And, even though I itch at the thought of them, is quite pretty.
Of course, when I walk into my back garden through what I call "Unavoidable Spider Alley Of Death And Girlish Screaming" and walk through
approximately three million webs, the Diadem spiders I pick up as passengers are, I am sure, the size of small dogs. I'm pretty certain on that,
otherwise I wouldn't flail quite as much.
edit on 18/3/2013 by dogsounds because: (no reason given)
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dogsounds because: grammatical atrocities