Stowaway Afghan Spider Kills Family Dog

Holy cow! I just ran across this story on CNN about a British soldier bringing back an evil wicked “spider” from Afghanistan which frightened his entire family and killed their pet dog.

Yes, you read that right – killed their pet dog.

The camel spider isn’t actually an arachnid but an insect, but it’s one mean mother of an insect.

We’re talking we may need to call in Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley from the Alien movies to handle this thing.

Here’s what the CNN story said about this six-legged demon:

The desert-dwelling camel spider, actually an insect rather than an
arachnid, can run up to 25 kilometers (15 miles) an hour and reach 15
centimeters (6 inches) in length. Its bite is not deadly to humans but
can kill small animals.

The family has moved out of their home until the beast is eradicated.

My lazy hounds (as seen in their normal pose – asleep in a dog pile) wouldn’t stand a chance against this thing.

And all this just after we got that lovely video of the soldier being greeted by his dogs after returning home from overseas.

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One response to “Stowaway Afghan Spider Kills Family Dog

  1. I should have just looked at your cute little picture! I’m so depressed now!

    Okay – back to the sweet little picture of doggies warm and cuddly all together.
    All better now. 🙂

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