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Re: Camel Spider
Posted By: Wormwood, on host
Date: Wednesday, August 30, 2000, at 14:42:05
In Reply To: Camel Spider posted by Christine on Wednesday, August 30, 2000, at 11:17:58:

> I am looking to find out if some things I've heard about the camel spider are true or false.

> I was told that the camel spider can be as big as a serving plate

They are. The legs are as thick as your thumb.

> they are very fast and can jump 10 feet


> and when they bite you it numbs your skin and they begin eating at your flesh.

The venom is has anesthetic qualities; you often see children with missing peices of ear or cheek because of these spiders. The spiders inject the venom and begin to eat.

> was also told that they get the name camel spider from attaching themselves to camels and eating their flesh.

Maybe. I don't know where the name comes from.

> I have done research on this and can not find one bit of reliable evidence to back this up.

How about eye witness accounts?

> As it stands now I am choosing to believe that the story about the camel spider that eats human flesh is a myth. Am I wrong?

I think so.


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