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« on: 31/08/2008 16:50:41 »
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/skynews/20080828/tuk-giant-spider-bit-pet-dog-to-death-45dbed5.html

A soldier's family have been scared out of their own home by a dangerous spider who bit their pet dog to death.

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The Griffiths are fighting the war at home against the giant arachnid, who was unwittingly transported back from Afghanistan in paratrooper Rodney's luggage.

They have already lost their beloved eight-year-old dog, Bella, to the camel spider.

The family pet had to be put down after being bitten by the venomous attacker.

Lorraine Griffiths and her three children, aged 18, 16 and four, have been forced to leave their family home in Colchester, Essex.

They are now refusing to return to the property until the killer spider is captured by the RSPCA.

Found in desert regions, camel spiders can grow up to 6ins and reach speeds of up to 10mph, making them devils to catch.

Mrs Griffiths believes the spider hitched a ride into the UK in the personal belongings of her husband.

Rodney, 32, came home from duty in Helmand in June.

He has since returned for a further tour of duty in Afghanistan.

Although not deadly to humans, a bite from a camel spider will result in major inflammation.

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« Reply #1 on: 31/08/2008 18:07:40 »
Holy sh1t !!
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« Reply #2 on: 31/08/2008 18:59:35 »
OOOH That sounds like a nasty spider!

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« Reply #3 on: 31/08/2008 22:02:41 »
Major inflammation you say....Viagra short cut!
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« Reply #4 on: 31/08/2008 22:11:55 »
What an awful shock for that family
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She discovered the Single DNA Helix in 1953, then it was taken by Wilkins without her knowledge or agreeement.

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« Reply #5 on: 31/08/2008 23:29:38 »
I am not afraid! I own no camels and the nearest one is over 10 miles away at the zoo. I doubt that even a six inch spider could survive the trek, especially since it involves crossing two very busy highways.

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« Reply #6 on: 01/09/2008 00:56:22 »
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/skynews/20080828/tuk-giant-spider-bit-pet-dog-to-death-45dbed5.html

A soldier's family have been scared out of their own home by a dangerous spider who bit their pet dog to death.

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The Griffiths are fighting the war at home against the giant arachnid, who was unwittingly transported back from Afghanistan in paratrooper Rodney's luggage.

They have already lost their beloved eight-year-old dog, Bella, to the camel spider.

The family pet had to be put down after being bitten by the venomous attacker.

Lorraine Griffiths and her three children, aged 18, 16 and four, have been forced to leave their family home in Colchester, Essex.

They are now refusing to return to the property until the killer spider is captured by the RSPCA.

Found in desert regions, camel spiders can grow up to 6ins and reach speeds of up to 10mph, making them devils to catch.

Mrs Griffiths believes the spider hitched a ride into the UK in the personal belongings of her husband.

Rodney, 32, came home from duty in Helmand in June.

He has since returned for a further tour of duty in Afghanistan.

Although not deadly to humans, a bite from a camel spider will result in major inflammation.


Sheesh They run fast!

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« Reply #7 on: 01/09/2008 10:34:19 »
Looking at one of these 'orrible gits, it's not just a fear of spiders that would make you run a mile, it's also the servere reaction that would occur in the trouser department..........................
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« Reply #8 on: 01/09/2008 11:26:30 »
This Harvester Spider is a massive one. I wouldn't like to come across it. EVER




http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/hi/pop_ups/08/uk_enl_1220202903/html/1.stm

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« Reply #9 on: 01/09/2008 20:16:39 »
Looking at one of these 'orrible gits, it's not just a fear of spiders that would make you run a mile, it's also the servere reaction that would occur in the trouser department..........................


NOW THOSE ARE DEFINITELY SPIDERS I WOULD BE SCEERED OF!!!! LOL..

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« Reply #10 on: 02/09/2008 22:39:41 »
I was under the impression that camel spiders are not actually spiders and not  poisonous?

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« Reply #11 on: 03/09/2008 04:41:48 »
Correct Exodus, they are not poisonous and have no venom so its just media hype again.

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« Reply #12 on: 03/09/2008 10:55:24 »
Spider or not, venomous or not, you wouldn't want to find one of these buggers sitting in your bath tub at 6am in the morning!
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« Reply #13 on: 03/09/2008 13:42:42 »
The vet put the dog down, does that mean the bite did not kill the dog or did it just cause enough inflammation that that was what prompted the humane euthinization.(spelling sorry)

I do see he said not fatal to humans only causes inflammation..

Does it or does it not have venom of any kind?

If its not a spider what is it?

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« Reply #14 on: 03/09/2008 16:30:03 »
Awww poor dog  [:(]

Although, surely no one or thing would go near a spider camel  [;)]

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« Reply #15 on: 03/09/2008 21:26:12 »
HEE HEE HEE... I love it! LOL Thats very cool!

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