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  1. Scorch666

    Scorch666 Ancient Guru

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    If anyone doubted the existence of bird-eating spiders - often depicted in horror movies set in the jungles of South America - the proof is in these amazing photos from Australia.

    A huge spider has been photographed tucking into a hapless bird which became entangled in its web - in a family's back garden!

    The pictures were taken earlier this week as the Golden Orb Weaver spider joined the list of other creatures that have made headlines from Australia and the Pacific as they devoured prey - including a fish eating a seagull and a python eating a wallaby.

    But no-one expected to come across a garden scene of a bird being devoured by a spider, especially as Golden Orb Weavers confine their daily meal to large insects.
    Mr Joel Shakespeare, a spider expert at the Australian Reptile Park said: 'This particular spider can grow larger than a human hand, so if a bird gets caught in its web I'm not surprised it will start eating it.

    'It seems pretty obvious that the poor bird, a chestnut-breasted Mannikin (a type of finch), has flown straight into the web and not been able to free itself before the spider struck.'

    Mr Shakespeare said the spider would have used its venom to break down the bird for eating and then wrapped up the pieces in web as a kind of food parcel.
    Experts such as Queensland Museum's Mr Greg Czechura say Golden Orb Weavers build very strong webs, but they point out that the spider would not have struck until the bird became weak as it tried to struggle free.

    'The more they struggle, the more tangled up and exhausted they get and they go into stress,' said Mr Czechura.

    'If a spider gets a bird, it's a very lucky spider.'

    In other cases of reptiles in the wild attacking other species, a Queensland couple has told how they found a python devouring their dog, just weeks after other snakes killed their cat and guinea pig.
     
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    A one that would see me moving 10,000 Miles away. Reminds of a Phil Jupitis joke about spiders. If anyone else knows it, that is most certainly a Level 3.
     
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    eh why?

    But anyway the name came to me, when I typed epic fail in wikipedia!:grin:

    There were lots of other info, but I just dug out that major flop:p


    Anywayz, that spider is one of the main reasons why I wouldn't want to visit Australia... I mean imagine this kind of thing in your backyard. Scary as hell...

    Plus they got all those other venomous spiders and snakes, that just want you dead as fast as they can:D
     
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    Finding this was the worst thing ever, having to search "Australia spider" into Google images. It made me shiver :(.
     

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    If i saw a spider THAT big anywhere near me i would move so dam fast id leave my skin behind!
     
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    Same here!:gape:


    BTW Nagasaki, state of the art rig, you have there:grin:
     
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    Being Trapped in this lot FAIL.

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    Indeed lol
     
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    It was.... A few decades ago. ........... just kidding.
     

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    What the hell did he post anyway, that he had to remove it?
     
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    Spelling FAIL! It's INFANTRY...
     
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