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Chicken-eating spider

  1. May 7, 2007 #1

    marcus

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    http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/deepjungle/episode2_nicholas.html

    The researcher refers to these large (10 or 11 inch diameter) Peruvian spiders as "chicken-eating", but he has not supplied photographs of spiders actually engaged in hunting down and devouring chickens.

    He says that he has observed family group of several spiders living together in a burrow and he surmises that they may go out and hunt together as a pack.

    It is of course possible that the spiders just go down to the local Peruvian Colonel Sanders KFC and get their chicken in a civilized fashion rather than slaying it.
     
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  3. May 7, 2007 #2

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    You gotta be kidding me.
     
  4. May 7, 2007 #3
    WOW. Quite fascinating (not so impressed by the chicken eating tales until it is proven true... ;-P) but thats one big spider....
     
  5. May 7, 2007 #4

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    :rofl: Cool! :cool: I'd love to see one of these in person.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goliath_Bird_Eating_Spider :biggrin:
     
  6. May 8, 2007 #5

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    How would you like to wake up and see that sucker crawling up your leg?
     
  7. May 8, 2007 #6
    Spiders hunting in packs? Oh jeez I shouldn't of read that, I'm sure my brain logged it as new materal for nightmares!
     
  8. May 8, 2007 #7

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    Chickens are birds right, so it is just another bird-eating spider :rolleyes: :smile:
     
  9. May 9, 2007 #8
    i think the worse bit would be after you punch it, realizing you'll have to keep punching it to kill it.
     
  10. May 9, 2007 #9
    Cool spiders!

    I'd rather be surrounded by spiders than flies, although seeing a room filled with them at the same time would be cool to watch (if i wasn't in the room)
     
  11. May 10, 2007 #10
    that happened to me once :biggrin:

    ewww ...wierdo!
     
  12. May 10, 2007 #11

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    I bet your face wasn't like :biggrin: though! Anyway, enough of the spiders already!

    :rofl: .. why not say exactly what you're thinking :wink:
     
  13. May 10, 2007 #12
    why not? i could be a weirdo too... init? :wink:

    my face was more like :yuck: :cry: :uhh: :eek: :bugeye: :frown: :grumpy: :mad:
    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: i wasn't thinking anything! o:)

    and spiders can be cool... like spiderman :tongue:
     
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  14. May 10, 2007 #13

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    Interesting, I'm afraid of spiders, but there are no specially big or poisonous spiders in my country (except for the black widow, but that girl doesn't live in the part of the country where I do..). Obviously we're always afraid of the unknown. :smile:
     
  15. May 10, 2007 #14

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    And the prize for using every emoticon in one post goes to.... :tongue2: Have you seen Spiderman 3, btw?

    :rofl:
    Yea, we don't have any big spiders here, but I'd hate to come across one. I think it's due to watching Arachnaphobia as a kid that did it to me!
     
  16. May 10, 2007 #15
    lol ...who? :confused: me? :bugeye: oh thanx :!!)

    not yet! have you?
     
  17. May 10, 2007 #16

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    maybe... :tongue:
    no ive not.. i want to though!
     
  18. May 10, 2007 #17

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    I think you guys should switch to PM. :biggrin: :wink:
     
  19. May 10, 2007 #18
    That spider must spin one heck of a web if it can catch a chicken!
     
  20. May 10, 2007 #19
    When one spider asked the Peruvian spider what fies taste like, the Peruvian spider answered, "Kind of like chicken."
     
  21. May 10, 2007 #20
    Seeing as his leg span pretty much would cover the entire width of my body... I would guess with a high level of confidence that I would go into cardiac arrest. :frown:
     
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