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Marine Corps News, 17 April 2003. Enclosed is a picture of his friend holding up two spiders.
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I have received by email a lot of abuse for doubting these stories — mainly from civilians who probably think it's unpatriotic to doubt the word of a soldier. This builds on a previous myth that spread during the Gulf War.
Are They For Real? All these tales are untrue; it could not possibly eat a soldier or grow to half the size of one! Jungle Cat -...
A typical specimen can grow to about the size of a child's hand, but, though they are known as predators and can kill insects and very small animals, camel spiders are neither venomous nor a serious threat to human beings.
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Camel spiders, also called wind scorpions and Egyptian giant solpugids SAHL-pyoo-jids , are only about 6 inches long. Camel spiders are known to reside in arid regions all over the world, including the southwestern United States.
Last updated: Too many "camel spider" tall tales October 23, 2015. An Internet Bestiary.