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106 Responses to Camel Spider in Iraq

  1. Profile photo of BlueAdept
    BlueAdept Male 18-29
    75 posts
    October 3, 2007 at 8:08 pm
    Link: Camel Spider in Iraq - Woah, is that thing real?
  2. Profile photo of how_neat
    how_neat Male 18-29
    50 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 2:32 am
    this is so old.
  3. Profile photo of SarahofBorg
    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    October 5, 2007 at 2:32 am
    and it`s 2 of them
  4. Profile photo of Ant0n
    Ant0n Male 18-29
    761 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 2:32 am
    i think there is two of them...
  5. Profile photo of krazyluv
    krazyluv Female 13-17
    650 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 2:33 am
    I dunno bout it being old but:

    http://www.snopes.com/photos/bugs/camels...

  6. Profile photo of dimriver
    dimriver Male 18-29
    9 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 2:34 am
    I remember in tech school the instructors trying to convince us that the things had a numbing venom and that they could eat your leg off while you slept.
  7. Profile photo of jennetaken
    jennetaken Female 18-29
    1 post
    October 5, 2007 at 2:39 am
    ok so for those of you without the ability to observe... the guys hand (top right) is bigger then the spider. and YES there are two of them, have you ever seen a spider with two bodies and 16 legs?
  8. Profile photo of clubp
    clubp Male 13-17
    223 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 2:40 am
    creepy
  9. Profile photo of Ant0n
    Ant0n Male 18-29
    761 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 2:43 am
    On 10/5/2007 2:39:12 AM jennetaken wrote: have you ever seen a spider with two bodies and 16 legs?
    yeah, on that picture
  10. Profile photo of Zerocyde
    Zerocyde Male 18-29
    3256 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 2:50 am
    "I dunno bout it being old but:"

    I first saw this pic during the gulf war ffs.

  11. Profile photo of luvinangel03
    luvinangel03 Female 18-29
    74 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 2:52 am
    this is def old and a friend in Iraq has sent me a picture of one much larger---
  12. Profile photo of LordJonathan
    LordJonathan Male 70 & Over
    1348 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 3:00 am
    Welcome to the internet BlueAdept. Must be your first day. :-D

    Also like was said these aren`t nearly as big as they appear in the picture. It was a simple camera trick.

  13. Profile photo of beternal
    beternal Male 18-29
    2589 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 3:22 am
    Yes it`s two of them... it`s a solifuge and they are known to have some of the most powerful jaws in the arthropod world. It is an arachnid (like spiders and scorpions) and yes they do get that big :) - they`re quite rare too - you don`t see them for sale often in the UK - and we only get the smaller american varieties :(
  14. Profile photo of sponn
    sponn Female 18-29
    53 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 3:23 am
    No!...and I just had a bad dream about a big spider yesterday.

    |-(

  15. Profile photo of Almighty_Jew
    Almighty_Jew Male 18-29
    103 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 3:44 am
    It`s NOT a spider and the thing will just follow you around to bask in your shadow. It will even sleep in your tent.
  16. Profile photo of silverfyre
    silverfyre Female 18-29
    156 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 3:52 am
    Kill it! Kill it before they start bringing them over here ~.~
  17. Profile photo of -leigh-
    -leigh- Female 13-17
    39 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 4:08 am
    let me be the first to say it... PHOTOSHOPPED!!

    nah just kidding :D. im pretty sure the only thing relating it to a spider is its name, i think its related to a scorpion.

    gives me the willys all the same though

    haha i said willy lol

  18. Profile photo of ttsec
    ttsec Male 18-29
    666 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 4:36 am
    I eat that thing for breakfast.
  19. Profile photo of AnwarNova
    AnwarNova Male 18-29
    2076 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 4:58 am
    i swear i saw this in 2001
  20. Profile photo of Pabasa
    Pabasa Male 18-29
    4012 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 5:05 am
    Yay for snopes.
  21. Profile photo of MilkyFan
    MilkyFan Female 13-17
    125 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 6:26 am
    You would not want to try and trap that thing under a glass :S
  22. Profile photo of cmo4eva2005
    cmo4eva2005 Female 18-29
    36 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 7:32 am
    ok, it is not photoshopped. and it is 1 of them. I learned about them in my human evolution class. They are called camel spiders but they are really part of the scorpion family.
  23. Profile photo of AmyNicoleduh
    AmyNicoleduh Female 18-29
    1158 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 7:57 am
    I have arachnophobia, heck no, I`m not clicking on that.
  24. Profile photo of FadedSun
    FadedSun Male 18-29
    23 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 8:28 am
    So old. And it`s not real. They`re not as big as the picture makes it out to be.
  25. Profile photo of Osprey39
    Osprey39 Male 18-29
    1408 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 8:57 am
    So now pictures of large spiders (ok, arachnids) qualify as noteworthy?
  26. Profile photo of Sabre200000
    Sabre200000 Male 18-29
    1039 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 9:00 am
    ONE OF THE STUPIDEST, OLDEST E-MAIL/INTERNET SPAMS/LIES IN THE WORLD. lol

    It`s not a spider, and they`re only about 4-6 inches I beleive on average. They won`t hurt a person either. Like someone said before, the worst they do is try to stay in your shadow or find a dark place to stay out of the sun.

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  27. Profile photo of Sabre200000
    Sabre200000 Male 18-29
    1039 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 9:01 am
    ...oh and there ARE TWO of them.
  28. Profile photo of BabiiGirl93
    BabiiGirl93 Female 13-17
    441 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 9:22 am
    Ickkkk...that is beyond scary
  29. Profile photo of jpklein89
    jpklein89 Male 18-29
    1 post
    October 5, 2007 at 9:58 am
    Obviously this is an old picture, no one wears those uniforms anymore. They changed to the digital square uniforms years ago. This is definitely either Gulf War time or very beginning of this oh so loved war.
  30. Profile photo of antdow3
    antdow3 Male 18-29
    946 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 10:16 am
    saw this on snopes a long while back...
  31. Profile photo of lmaonaise
    lmaonaise Male 13-17
    773 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 10:28 am
    i think theres 2, i can tell by the pixels
  32. Profile photo of cookii
    cookii Female 18-29
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    October 5, 2007 at 11:46 am
    `they`re only about 4-6 inches`
    jesus, people, only? you couldnt fit that under a glass and if that is the case its too big
  33. Profile photo of basketb-chic
    basketb-chic Female 13-17
    139 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 11:57 am
    HOLY SHNIKIES THAT SPIDER IS HUGE!!! O_o
  34. Profile photo of currybandit
    currybandit Male 18-29
    208 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 11:59 am
    them two are just big

    uusally thaey are small , they have a latin name

    it means "hiding from the sun"

  35. Profile photo of currybandit
    currybandit Male 18-29
    208 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 12:02 pm
    GASP!!

    look at the gys sleeve in top right its an illusion

  36. Profile photo of pyre
    pyre Male 18-29
    449 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 12:09 pm
    These are the facts :

    -There are 2 of them
    -They resemble spiders, but are technically not
    -They dont eat flesh (for those of you who went to snopes but didnt read all the way down)
    -They do look creepy as hell, but are relatively harmless to humans as long as we leave them alone

  37. Profile photo of pyre
    pyre Male 18-29
    449 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 12:09 pm
    + they arent nearly as big as the picture makes it seem
  38. Profile photo of BFLH
    BFLH Male 18-29
    55 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 12:11 pm
    As much as I like Snopes, I have first-hand experience with these critters.

    I had one in my bed. They run EXTREMELY fast, much faster than a man. They CAN jump, and they eat pretty much anything the can grab. This includes birds, lizards, mice, fingers, etc.

    They can easily grow to dinner-plate size. They are also very hard to kill, being immune to most poisons, too strong for sticky traps, and too fast for a boot.

  39. Profile photo of catlikegrace
    catlikegrace Female 18-29
    486 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 12:14 pm
    My cousin is a marine and he was in Iraq, and he said that he did encounter these. Bothered him...he doesn`t like spiders. He said they were a lot bigger and faster than spiders here, and that they jumped.
  40. Profile photo of walrusgod
    walrusgod Male 13-17
    47 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 12:40 pm
    how can u say they can grow to dinner plate size when arachnid EXPERTS say they cant? also no way can they run faster than a man. http://dml.cmnh.org/2004Sep/msg00087.htm...
    according to snopes they can run 10 miles an hour and anyone should be able to run that fast. no way can they run faster than a man - donovan bailey hit 27.4mph and if u go on that link a long jumper reportedly hit 45km/h and it is also said that bob hayes hit 30mph.
  41. Profile photo of Buffy926
    Buffy926 Female 18-29
    300 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 12:54 pm
    And they also don`t inhabit Eastern US....I have a friend that just came back from Iraq and said that these this are just creepy. That`s it. Not diabolical or ungodly fast...just creepy and bigger than a spider you`d see in America...
  42. Profile photo of Itsdude56
    Itsdude56 Male 13-17
    888 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 1:18 pm
    is it eating the other spider >.>
  43. Profile photo of Jazerstyles1
    Jazerstyles1 Male 13-17
    7 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 1:22 pm
    mmmm, taco bell..
  44. Profile photo of squinge69
    squinge69 Male 13-17
    59 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 1:44 pm
    Meh you get wwwwwwwwaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyy bigger spiders in Australia
  45. Profile photo of doomyman
    doomyman Male 18-29
    98 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 2:26 pm
    how is it a camel
  46. Profile photo of Xc_dude
    Xc_dude Male 18-29
    2 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 2:38 pm
    Hahahaha thats a cute spider now tell me thats a problem whilst i try and get the damn thunnel web out of my garage .... just a pointer when in aus do not piss of the spiders they chase you back.... to make matters worse it got into my fish tank.... ffs.

    And as squinge69 said we get way bigger spiders in Aus, the ghost gum tree out the front tends to produce the ocasional monster hunsman that decides to crawl in the house away from the heat.

  47. Profile photo of kenny_f
    kenny_f Male 13-17
    1825 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 3:14 pm
    reminds me of jarhead
  48. Profile photo of gorgack2000
    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
    4682 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 3:17 pm
    Apparently they run up to 25mph, screaming, and can jump several feet in the air. Something i wouldn`t like to fnd in my bath-tub.
  49. Profile photo of NumbuhZero
    NumbuhZero Female 18-29
    878 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 3:18 pm
    Is the internet really out of new things?
    D:
  50. Profile photo of swtdreams285
    swtdreams285 Female 18-29
    1408 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 3:43 pm
    *squirm*
  51. Profile photo of Doomlike
    Doomlike Male 13-17
    416 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 4:07 pm
    Shopt.

    Anyway have already seen this, but this thing is huge nevertheless...

  52. Profile photo of mluther
    mluther Male 13-17
    1023 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 4:22 pm
    still is i bit creepy.
  53. Profile photo of JEsca84
    JEsca84 Male 18-29
    32 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 4:23 pm
    meh . . .
  54. Profile photo of AngeloMike
    AngeloMike Male 18-29
    64 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 4:27 pm
    THIS IS SO MANY YEARS OLD YOU IDIOTS
  55. Profile photo of desie
    desie Female 18-29
    576 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 4:32 pm
    that would be enough to make me pee my pants on sight.

  56. Profile photo of ElectricLust
    ElectricLust Female 13-17
    77 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 4:51 pm
    i want one
  57. Profile photo of ElectricLust
    ElectricLust Female 13-17
    77 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 5:07 pm
    i want one
  58. Profile photo of Akurei-Inu
    Akurei-Inu Female 13-17
    91 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 5:41 pm
    They look pretty cool :)
  59. Profile photo of KeVsTeR2475
    KeVsTeR2475 Male 13-17
    1841 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 5:57 pm
    old pff
  60. Profile photo of po__
    po__ Female 13-17
    146 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 6:11 pm
    Wow, Old!
  61. Profile photo of shreder23
    shreder23 Male 18-29
    799 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 6:12 pm
    amynicholeduh i have arachnophobia also... good choice not to click on it.
  62. Profile photo of omta
    omta Female 13-17
    363 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 6:13 pm
    Oh god. :(
  63. Profile photo of emzrok
    emzrok Female 13-17
    1306 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 6:52 pm
    yeah this is two spiders and someones holding them up....theyre actually pretty small. its only about the side of a...scotch tape dispenser, mebbe?
  64. Profile photo of tuculescu
    tuculescu Male 18-29
    13 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 7:34 pm
    I grew up in Saudi Arabia and Camel Spiders can get larger than your hand. They run faster than you can, they can jump several feet in the air, and they are pretty aggressive. I knew a woman who went to sleep not knowing there was a CS under her pillow. During the night it bit her arm and her arm was numb for a few days. The bite mark was awful. You would not want to get bitten by one of these.
  65. Profile photo of thats_nifty
    thats_nifty Female 13-17
    416 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 7:48 pm
    is it poisonus? if not then i want one.
  66. Profile photo of caboose117
    caboose117 Male 13-17
    1204 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 8:16 pm
    "i swear i saw this in 2001"

    Sadly, this picture was taken by soldiers in Iraq, meaning it was 2003 or later... nice job.

    ny1, even though it uses photo illusions, i`d still not like those arachnids in my tent. yes, i know they`re not spiders, but they`re still technically part of the arachnid family.

  67. Profile photo of lololeela
    lololeela Female 30-39
    327 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 8:50 pm
    I saw one of these when I was in Iraq. It was in our work building which had brown, marbled floors. I got a couple of pictures of it, but it was camouflaged against the floors, so it was hard to make out. It pretty much just stood there the whole time I was walking around it. Then, some asshat went over and stepped on it. I hate people sometimes.
  68. Profile photo of Blly_Rawr
    Blly_Rawr Female 13-17
    40 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 9:45 pm
    *eye twich* Now, I will -really- never go to Iraq. O.o
  69. Profile photo of bccseahawkz
    bccseahawkz Male 13-17
    204 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 9:51 pm
    ok! reason #67 why i`ll never go to Iraq...
  70. Profile photo of hottiechika5
    hottiechika5 Female 13-17
    128 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 9:55 pm
    First of all, they aren`t really spiders. They`re a type of scorpion. The picture has been altered and stretched so that the two spiders, even separate, still look much larger than they are. Yes, they are poisonous. My brother, while serving a year long term in Iraq, had a friend who was sleeping and woke to to find half his foot gone with a camel spider hanging off of it. When they bite they inject a poison which immediately numbs you and continue to prey on your flesh. They got their name because they jump on the bellies of camels in the desert and live off them. However, it is true that they are large and extremely fast, with the ability to leap aw well. You can buy them dead encased in glass as souvenirs in Iraq, but they will confiscate them when you get into the US again.
  71. Profile photo of lovebeat17
    lovebeat17 Female 13-17
    63 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 9:57 pm
    holy moly that freaked me out
  72. Profile photo of Cylomar
    Cylomar Male 18-29
    25 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 10:55 pm
    "Sadly, this picture was taken by soldiers in Iraq, meaning it was 2003 or later... nice job."
    -caboose117

    Interestingly stated since the first "Gulf War" was in 1991.

  73. Profile photo of hunneybear
    hunneybear Male 13-17
    396 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 11:06 pm
    ugh thank god i dont live in a desert
  74. Profile photo of aToMiC_dOg18
    aToMiC_dOg18 Female 13-17
    208 posts
    October 6, 2007 at 12:23 am
    Not a spider, REALLY old, and prolly a repost. I have offically become the most negative poster ever. You suck.
  75. Profile photo of MuseofSatie
    MuseofSatie Female 18-29
    67 posts
    October 6, 2007 at 12:25 am
    Sorry, hottiechika5, but someone lied to you. Solifugae aren`t venomous. They will bite if you, say, thrash around a lot if one happens to climb on you, but they don`t/can`t inject poison (or an anesthetic) into you. Mind you, the bite can easily become infected (very infected).
  76. Profile photo of dragonrice
    dragonrice Male 18-29
    632 posts
    October 6, 2007 at 12:40 am
    They should BBQ it.
  77. Profile photo of Neagle
    Neagle Male 30-39
    1405 posts
    October 6, 2007 at 12:46 am
    Old! Does serve as a reminder: Iraq = s_hit hole nation.
  78. Profile photo of MuseofSatie
    MuseofSatie Female 18-29
    67 posts
    October 6, 2007 at 12:56 am
    "Does serve as a reminder: Iraq = s_hit hole nation."

    Yeah, because no other country in the world has large bugs. *rolls eyes*

  79. Profile photo of MeowYinn
    MeowYinn Female 18-29
    207 posts
    October 6, 2007 at 1:07 am
    Yes, for those of you ranting, it is two.

    They`re nasty little things, if you aggravate them, but all they want is shade, which is why they `chase` soldiers.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camel_spide...

  80. Profile photo of King_Duckey
    King_Duckey Male 18-29
    203 posts
    October 6, 2007 at 1:35 am
    OMFG THIS IS LIKE A ZILLION YEARS OLD FAR OUT MY GREAT GREAT ANCESTORS PROBABLY HAD THIS EMAILED TO THEM

    WHAT THE HELL IS WITH THIS ANCIENT poo, IM WASTING MY LIFE!

    btw the pic is fake, its a spider eating another spide...snopes :)

  81. Profile photo of King_Duckey
    King_Duckey Male 18-29
    203 posts
    October 6, 2007 at 1:40 am
    heres a link

    http://www.snopes.com/photos/bugs/camelspider.asp

  82. Profile photo of PontaFanta
    PontaFanta Female 13-17
    230 posts
    October 6, 2007 at 1:48 am
    holy drating ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
  83. Profile photo of currybandit
    currybandit Male 18-29
    208 posts
    October 6, 2007 at 3:54 am
    HHHEEELOOOOOOOOOOOO
    IT IS AN ILLUSION
  84. Profile photo of currybandit
    currybandit Male 18-29
    208 posts
    October 6, 2007 at 3:55 am
    LOOK AT THE GUYS SLEVE IN TOP RIGHT!!!!!
  85. Profile photo of currybandit
    currybandit Male 18-29
    208 posts
    October 6, 2007 at 3:57 am
    those that flee from the sun SOLIFUGAE
  86. Profile photo of tourettes
    tourettes Male 18-29
    957 posts
    October 6, 2007 at 6:32 am
    those things are just sick!
  87. Profile photo of GeN_Ex
    GeN_Ex Male 13-17
    276 posts
    October 6, 2007 at 7:13 am
    cmo4eva2005 you`re a freaking idiot. That is clearly not one spider. I don`t recall any arachnids having about 16 legs...
  88. Profile photo of GeN_Ex
    GeN_Ex Male 13-17
    276 posts
    October 6, 2007 at 7:14 am
    ^ ^ ^ I-A-B is messing up bigtime
  89. Profile photo of SnaveNareik
    SnaveNareik Male 13-17
    244 posts
    October 6, 2007 at 9:46 am
    theres 2
  90. Profile photo of Pinkies
    Pinkies Female 13-17
    679 posts
    October 6, 2007 at 10:54 am
    Oh my gawd, just looking at that sent horrible shivers through my body.

    THAT IS DISGUSTING

  91. Profile photo of eleutherarch
    eleutherarch Female 13-17
    1002 posts
    October 6, 2007 at 12:24 pm
    My foot spazzed when I look at that.
    No idea why.
  92. Profile photo of Aretsuku-kun
    Aretsuku-kun Male 13-17
    309 posts
    October 6, 2007 at 1:19 pm
    It is a spider, no they aren`t that big but their venom has novacaine in it. They don`t necisarily eat your leg off, they just eat the flesh i`ve seen some disturbing pictures.
  93. Profile photo of MuseofSatie
    MuseofSatie Female 18-29
    67 posts
    October 6, 2007 at 2:16 pm
    moron
  94. Profile photo of jinxiejae
    jinxiejae Female 30-39
    2927 posts
    October 6, 2007 at 3:06 pm
    eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeekkkkkkkkkkk!!!!!!!!!!
  95. Profile photo of Aqausixio
    Aqausixio Female 18-29
    1397 posts
    October 6, 2007 at 7:16 pm
    Not real, it`s two insects on each other.
  96. Profile photo of butta397
    butta397 Female 18-29
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    October 6, 2007 at 8:28 pm
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  97. Profile photo of TheGrag
    TheGrag Male 13-17
    1497 posts
    October 6, 2007 at 10:26 pm
    I know its 2 spiders.. but those things are cool looking!
  98. Profile photo of icelover
    icelover Female 13-17
    215 posts
    October 6, 2007 at 10:59 pm
    ew
  99. Profile photo of Zghost
    Zghost Male 13-17
    152 posts
    October 6, 2007 at 11:30 pm
    this is no spider as many people know. It`s very obvious, too, as they have 10 legs. But they do actually grow much bigger than that, and are almost harmless to humans, but can bite. They creep me out.
  100. Profile photo of MetalicDemon
    MetalicDemon Male 18-29
    1485 posts
    October 7, 2007 at 4:26 am
    i want one, i love dangerous animals
  101. Profile photo of shizzamX
    shizzamX Female 18-29
    2695 posts
    October 7, 2007 at 3:05 pm
    holy poo..
  102. Profile photo of sheeeeps
    sheeeeps Female 13-17
    429 posts
    October 8, 2007 at 4:12 pm
    ok, it is not photoshopped. and it is 1 of them. I learned about them in my human evolution class. They are called camel spiders but they are really part of the scorpion family.

    -

    ...human?
    ehhh.

    feck offfff. as if that can be real.

  103. Profile photo of clorox
    clorox Male 13-17
    415 posts
    October 9, 2007 at 10:12 am
    That thing is drating gross.
  104. Profile photo of Cy
    Cy Male 18-29
    870 posts
    October 12, 2007 at 1:30 pm
    Wow, this is old.
  105. Profile photo of pandapo0h
    pandapo0h Female 18-29
    242 posts
    October 19, 2007 at 4:13 pm
    OLD. fake. camel spiders only grow to be 6 inches; they`re named camel spiders not because of their size but because they live in the desert.
  106. Profile photo of Coleader
    Coleader Male 13-17
    59 posts
    January 7, 2008 at 3:17 pm
    wow old and its not a damn spider

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