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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Sometimes You Just Want to See a Giant Spider Eating a Bird

posted by on October 28 at 14:36 PM


And a mouse biting a viper to death:


And a heron using a rabbit for a purse:


(Courtesy of those freaks at the Telegraph.)

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Posted by Julie in Chicago | October 28, 2008 2:48 PM

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*

Posted by Jamie | October 28, 2008 2:52 PM

I like her bag.

Posted by Westside forever | October 28, 2008 2:54 PM

"Sometimes You Just Want to See a Giant Spider Eating a Bird"

That statement is demonstrably not true.

Posted by S. Ben Melhuish | October 28, 2008 2:58 PM

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.

ps. coooool!

Posted by ams | October 28, 2008 3:01 PM

Also, That doesn't really look like a spider- it has too many legs.

Posted by ams | October 28, 2008 3:03 PM

"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.

Posted by Fnarf | October 28, 2008 3:10 PM

That first picture is proof that there is no god. A god would never allow something like that to happen. Even in Australia.

Posted by sepiolida | October 28, 2008 3:11 PM

Of course this happened in Australia. Itís like crazy spider hell over there.

Posted by Julie in Chicago | October 28, 2008 3:13 PM

If only the spider could gobble down some of those irritating, yippy, useless little dogs.

Posted by blackhook | October 28, 2008 3:17 PM
Posted by Jen | October 28, 2008 3:19 PM

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.

Posted by flamingbanjo | October 28, 2008 3:41 PM

Julie in Chicago, my spider-fearing soul sister, I love you.

Posted by Dominic Holden | October 28, 2008 3:43 PM

Leave it to Kiley.

Posted by Jez | October 28, 2008 3:49 PM

Nice link, Jen. Whys on why not to kill insects.

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | October 28, 2008 3:53 PM


Posted by Greg | October 28, 2008 4:03 PM

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.

Posted by EmilyP | October 28, 2008 4:10 PM

must be a tuesday, you are covering news from last friday.

Posted by bobcat | October 28, 2008 4:17 PM

Yeah, the spider is creepy and everything, but is no one besides me surprised that herons can be such stone cold killers?

Posted by plentynuff | October 28, 2008 4:22 PM

Dammit, I worked hard to keep that spider pic away from Dominic!

Posted by NaFun | October 28, 2008 4:43 PM

@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.

Posted by RainMan | October 28, 2008 4:52 PM

Can you PLEASE put this below the fold. It freaks me the f* out.

Posted by Allie | October 28, 2008 4:54 PM

That mouse was pissed at The Slog for dissing rodents and laid the law on that motherfucking snake.

Sloggers, take notice!

Posted by Sirkowski | October 28, 2008 5:29 PM

@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.

Posted by Jessica | October 28, 2008 6:19 PM

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.

Posted by bzishi | October 28, 2008 7:21 PM

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*.

Posted by Big Sven | October 28, 2008 10:56 PM

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