Behemoth Spider

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  1. jazziam

    jazziam Maha Guru

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    Im actually thankful to be living in the UK were all insects are complete and utter pussys =]
     
  2. Pzykotik

    Pzykotik Ancient Guru

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    I always wanted to go to Australia, I don't think I will any more... Any country with bugs like this is one to stay the hell away from.
     
  3. Paul L

    Paul L Maha Guru

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    I saw a program about spiders once & they mentioned one that has a
    very nasty venom. The effect it has is something like this.

    Get bitten on the thumb by said spider.
    Have to have thumb amputated.
    Wait a few years... have the hand amputated.
    Wait a few more years & they have to remove everything up to the elbow.
    Its venom has some kind of nasty creep effect.

    I'm not sure if the spider in question is in the USA or Australia & I sadly can't
    recall the name of the beastie.
     
  4. Zen0

    Zen0 Master Guru

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    That's one ugly motherf*cker - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZME6eZJF-I#t=0m09s


    I had a huge Huntsman Spider (around 15-20cm) walk up my leg once when I was sitting outside in my backyard (I live in Australia). My brother actually alerted me to it and I just freaked out and jumped around like a girl. I actually pushed it away with my bare hands; can't believe I actually touched it :puke2:
    They're actually quite common; actually the most common large spider I see. They are relatively safe though; bite isn't very harmful.

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  5. korn666

    korn666 Master Guru

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    don't Banana Spiders kill people? I may be wrong I may be thinking of the tarantula spider's that live in banana's in south America
     
  6. barwell1992

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    ^^^ the banana spider is the one that lives in the bananas in south america
     
  7. korn666

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    yeah I seen that in a show on discovery channel called "I was bitten" the bite looked nasty it eat the hand bone and meat :puke2:
     
  8. F1refly

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    also called the 13 step spider...thats how many steps you can run after your bitten till you go down. I believe its also called brazilian wondering spider.

    The spider the OP posted is not the same spider but also coined the banana spider due to the shape and color of its back.

    It seems alot of spiders share common nicknames but are in fact completely different from each other. The largest i've seen in my area are garden spiders which may be related to the one the OP pictured. looks similar except its back shape is round. Some here also refer to them as banana spiders cause they have yello markings...i dunno but either way i keep the heck away from all of em...dead or alive, i dont like em touching me.

    this one is really deadly:
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  9. Chillin

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    Here is another picture to scale the size of a camel spider vs. a SS109 (5.56mm NATO):

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  10. Travkin

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  11. Dahzeal33

    Dahzeal33 Ancient Guru

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    ^^^ you guys are killing me with these HAHAHAHA
     
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    False Widow spider is about as dangerous as they get here in the UK. I've seen one up close. They look quite mean too but are really not that dangerous.
     
  13. MadHayden

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    OP's spider looks like an antlion
     
  14. korn666

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    ahaha :giggle2: funny
     
  15. korn666

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    that looks like the spiders from zelda
     

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    I was thinking what if you a sniper and that mean looking spide crawls up on you what would you do?I would probably be scared out of my mind because I can't make a move.
     
  17. Chillin

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    You have no idea how many times that has happened to me.

    The answer is as follows:

    If you are just sitting around waiting you brush it off. But if you are in middle of taking a shot you just ignore it unless it actively interferes with your action. For example if it is sitting on the facepad or bolt action then I would take the time to get rid of it since it might bite/attack me; and having a swollen cheek right around the eye doesn't do me any good.

    P.S.- Sniping is not like the movies where they show you not even breathing. Hell the longest time I ever had to hold completely still with my eye inside of the scope was 4 and a half hours; and that was because the target was imminent and it was night so I had to keep inside of the night scope to see. This could be out of days of waiting.
     
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  18. F1refly

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    i would just get the jist of whats going on , then check back periodically. fk that peering through a scope for 4 hours straight.
     
  19. Chillin

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    Granted it was a rare situation. Afterwards I couldn't see anything through that eye for about a day, night vision devices aren't fun to look through; thermal is much more enjoyable.
     
  20. Flakk

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    Holy s*** that thing is awesome, very nice colours.
    ok now flush it in the toilet
     

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