Jan 2, 2006

One More Reason to Avoid the Desert

This post is in honor of the coalition troops serving in Iraq. Having to deal with this - a camel spider - in your tent should be worth extra hazard pay and leave by itself.

Despite the many myths out there, the camel spider is not a spider and has nothing to do with camels. It can deliver a painful, if non-venomous, bite and infests many hot, arid desert regions of the world.

It's true power lies in its utter ugliness. It is one more reason I steer clear of climates where humans shouldn't go anyway - like the desert and the jungle. Oh, there are so many ugly creatures in the jungle ...

Photo courtesy: www.nmpest.com.


Alcuin Bramerton said...

She is a very beautiful woman;
A perfectly anorexic
Supermodel with many legs.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
The beholder is an insect.
The eye is compound.

Is the beauty enhanced
By multiple images?
Or is the beauty diminished
By biting mouthparts?

Raging Wombat said...

Chances are, the insect beholding ol' camel spider is about to be eaten by it. The multiple images are probably freaky. Same with the biting mouthparts.

Also, I compared the image of the camel spider next to Tyra Banks, and I think Ms. Banks wins.

Yu The Great said...

(Shudder) I don't do spiders. No sirrie, no bob. No spiders for me.