Tarantula The Size Of A Human Face

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  1. TrackerSam

    TrackerSam New Member

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    The giant tarantula is as big as a human face.

    Its legs, which have unique daffodil-yellow markings, span a massive 20cm (eight inches). The arachnid also has a distinctive pink band around its body.

    The species is said to be related to a class of South American tarantula that includes the Goliath bird-eater, one of the world's largest spiders.

    In other reports Mr Nanayakkara is quoted as saying none of the tarantulas found in Sri Lanka have bites that are deadly to humans. However, the Poecilotheria rajaei would be able to kill animals as large as mice, lizards and small birds and snakes.

    http://news.sky.com/story/1073751/tarantula-the-size-of-a-human-face-discovered
     
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  3. Herding Cats

    Herding Cats New Member

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    See, it doesn't have to bite humans to kill us.

    If I saw that, I'd die of sudden cardiac arrest.

    Uuuuuuuuuuuugggggggggggghhhhhhhhhh.

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    Herding Cats
     
  4. BeginnersLuck

    BeginnersLuck New Member

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    That sucker is to big to step on. You'd have to shoot it.
     
  5. LunaticFringe

    LunaticFringe I know you're out there...

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    :floorlaugh:


    I'd have to be a hundred feet away before I shot it...and I'd still be screaming and peeing my pants.
     
  6. Thundar

    Thundar New Member

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    Well crap, I had to click on that link. What was I thinking? That is one large and nasty looking spider! So maybe there is some advantage to living in the upper midwest where it freezes and snows....no spiders bigger than small dogs.
     
  7. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    They need to make machetes longer. Would have to have a go at this with a ceremonial sword, at great distance.
     
  8. TrackerSam

    TrackerSam New Member

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    Three times.
     
  9. BetteDavisEyes

    BetteDavisEyes All the boys think she's a spy...

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  10. TrackerSam

    TrackerSam New Member

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    I remember this. And a very young Clint Eastwood was in it.
     
  11. QueenD

    QueenD Well-Known Member

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    Seen this on the news this morning. God help me not to ever see one of this, I would be like HC have a heart attack right there.
     
  12. mysteriew

    mysteriew A diamond in process

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    Can I get hold of one of these?

    I know a guy who doesn't like spiders. And I don't like him.........
     

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