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The "Holy Fucking Shit" Thread
#1
I just read this news article and went "holy fuckin shit, look at that thing"

and so now this is a place for such stories:

Spider eats bird

Thursday, October 23, 2008

© The Cairns Post

THESE amazing images of a mammoth spider devouring a bird were taken in the backyard of an Atherton property, west of Cairns.

And the images, which are being cirulated via email worldwide, are real, according to wildlife experts.

The photos, believed to have been taken earlier this week, show the spider clenching its legs around a lifeless bird trapped in a web.

Joel Shakespeare, the head spider keeper at NSW's Australian Reptile Park, told ninemsn that the spider was a Golden Orb Weaver.

"Normally they prey on large insects, it's unusual to see one eating a bird," he said.

Mr Shakepeare told ninemsn 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.

Mr Shakespeare said the bird, a Chestnut-breasted Mannikin which appears frozen in an angel-like pose in the pictures, is likely to have flown into the web and got caught.

"It wouldn`t eat the whole bird," he told ninemsn.

"It uses its venom to break down the bird for eating and what it leaves is a food parcel," he said.

Queensland Museum's Greg Czechura is reported ninemsn as saying cases of the Golden Orb Weaver eating small birds were "well known but rare".

"It builds a very strong web," he told ninemsn.

But he said the spider would not have attacked until the bird weakened due to its struggle to free its wings.

"The more they struggle, the more tangled up and exhausted they get and they go into stress."

"If a spider gets a bird, it`s a very lucky spider," Mr Czechura said.

[Image: birdy2usu.jpg]

that's a big ass spider... anyone remember those camel spiders?
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#2
Holy fucking shitballs. I wonder if that really is real. It's funny because I was just looking up Golden Orb Weavers a couple of months ago because a co-worker of mine told me about them and claimed that they got like two feet long with leg span but when we looked them up online it said something like they only get 6-8" long or something.
A long time ago my daddy said, "Son, always cut away from yourself with a knife, treat every firearm as though it's loaded and never update your BIOS during a lightning storm".
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#3
saw this a few days ago. that cocoon it has formed around the bird's head is just nasty. ::vomit::
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#4
Jogger runs mile with rabid fox locked on her arm

http://www.foxnews.com/wires/2008Nov...Attack,00.html

PRESCOTT, Ariz. — Authorities in Arizona say a jogger attacked by a rabid fox ran a mile with the animal's jaws clamped on her arm and then drove herself to a hospital. The Yavapai County sheriff's office said the woman told deputies she was on a trail near Prescott on Monday when the fox attacked and bit her foot.

She said she grabbed the fox by the neck when it went for her leg but it bit her arm.

The woman wanted the animal tested for rabies so she ran a mile to her car with the fox still biting her arm, then pried it off and tossed it in her trunk and drove to the Prescott hospital.

The sheriff's office says the fox later bit an animal control officer. He and the woman are both receiving rabies vaccinations.
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#5
I jog at night and there are plenty of critters in the area where I live. But, I'd be bringing a dead animal to the hospital.
Will it blend? That is the question.
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#6
damn... wonder what this broad looks like? sarah connor?
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#7
Naw...she probably looks more like Cameron (the T-?82? that's protecting John Connor)
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#8
some of the guys in here have seen this already....

http://imagenebula.com/?task=view&id=2149
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#9
That's incredible, hope he got some honey out of the deal.

We get paper wasp nests under our deck and in our storage shed, Himself waits until it is dark and blasts them with Raid. Never had one that big though.

This summer we thought we had a pack rat living in the flashing under the deck, but it turned out to be a squirrel. Don't know which is worse - squirrels can do a lot of damage, but pack rat stink is hard to get rid of. Anyway, I removed a bird feeder that was providing sunflower seeds and the squirrel moved out.
Ooops, I crapped my pants
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#10
A video entry for this thread

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