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And a mouse biting a viper to death:
And a heron using a rabbit for a purse:
(Courtesy of those freaks at the Telegraph.)
Jesus warn a girl before you put pictures of GIANT spiders right in my face.
I saw this picture the other day and almost screamed bloody murder in the middle of my nice quiet office, it creeped the hell out of me...*shudders*
I like her bag.
"Sometimes You Just Want to See a Giant Spider Eating a Bird"
That statement is demonstrably not true.
I remember reading about a woman with arachnophobia and her psychologist's plan for recovery. She was given a list of progressively more freaky spider encounters, and was told to work her way up the list over a period of time. Halfway up the list was this scenario:
Imagine a neighbour mentioning to you that she saw a spider in her garden shed a few days ago.
I'm guessing randomly encountering this photo would be pretty high up on such a list.
Also, That doesn't really look like a spider- it has too many legs.
"Mr Shakepeare said he had seen Golden Orb Weaver spiders as big as a human hand but the northern species in tropical areas were known to grow larger."
Ah, Australia, you are the weirdest continent.
That first picture is proof that there is no god. A god would never allow something like that to happen. Even in Australia.
Of course this happened in Australia. Itís like crazy spider hell over there.
If only the spider could gobble down some of those irritating, yippy, useless little dogs.
More spider on bird action:
I think you and Schmader should combine this post and the previous so we could enjoy pictures of giant spiders eating pets in adorable costumes. It's called "something for everybody," and it's what successful news outlets do.
Julie in Chicago, my spider-fearing soul sister, I love you.
Leave it to Kiley.
Nice link, Jen. Whys on why not to kill insects.
DO NOT WANT
That happened in Australia, but pretty much all the other photos in the whatsthatbug blog were taken in the northern hemisphere. Which makes me fear for my life.
must be a tuesday, you are covering news from last friday.
Yeah, the spider is creepy and everything, but is no one besides me surprised that herons can be such stone cold killers?
Dammit, I worked hard to keep that spider pic away from Dominic!
@12: I'd rather see giant spiders eating people who dress up their pets in ridiculous costumes. Rice Krispies Cat is even creepier than the giant spider.
Can you PLEASE put this below the fold. It freaks me the f* out.
That mouse was pissed at The Slog for dissing rodents and laid the law on that motherfucking snake.
Sloggers, take notice!
@19: herons are the devil. I can't handle that picture. However, even if all of these had been below the fold, my morbid curiosity would have led me to click on them.
Remember folks, this is why we have nuclear weapons. When we finally leave this planet, we will need to glassify the surface to make sure that these giant spiders don't follow us.
The heron thing reminds me that after the dinosaurs croaked, scientists think flightless birds were the apex predators for a long time. Probably many of our ancestors were dunked underwater until dead. *Shudder*.
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