Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Britain Invaded By Tarantulas!





Oh dear. We've had similar posts in the past. Big, hairy spiders appear to be taking over the planet. (BTW, there's an enormous, bright orange spider hanging outside my office window as I write. I've never seen anything like it.)

Here's the latest story. Two rare Chilean Rose tarantulas have recently been discovered in gardens in the north of England. The gardens in question are only two miles apart, and the spiders are the same age and breed, which has led some experts to suggest that the two probably aren't alone.

Oh yeah, I almost forgot. The Chilean Rose tarantula spits hairs that can blind humans. Have a nice day!

Read more here.

17 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

why don't they do something on the cowicas arachnidis? there the rarest thing on earth!

^.^ HEE!

10:16 AM  
Blogger tanita davis said...

The "Have a Nice Day" was especially helpful because I am currently in the UK... and will no longer be having one.


:gah!!!!:

11:35 AM  
Blogger The Golden Eagle said...

Oooh, tarantulas! :P

11:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Friends:

True story here. Once upon a time we kids sent the parents out to a dinner party. They came back with a tarantula. It just followed them home. Yeah, like a spider would frive holes into a jar lid with a nail for the trip. Still, it was cool. Even though we nearly got fired by our veterinarian when we brought the spider in for advice. Decency forbids giving details, but Tara the Tarantula was a very messy eater.

1:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
though it would be scarier for me if it were millipedes or centipedes. *shiver*

2:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ooh, can you take a picture of your orange spider and post it? it would be fairly interesting.... how big is it?

2:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh, how i wish this was real:
http://www.colourfulpets.co.uk/index.htm
but since its not i bet it would be good for practical jokes.
but now i want a purple goat.

5:47 PM  
Blogger montana irregulars said...

for some odd reason, I didn't want to know about this.....

6:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ew. freaky.
on the bright side, it'd be worse if the spiders were 47 feet tall and the poisonous hairs were as big as javelins.

8:07 PM  
Blogger MysteryJellyfish said...

I don't mind seeing pictures of spiders, and think they're pretty cute, until I see a live one.

Then I whack 'em with whatever can kill it

8:26 PM  
Blogger Reel Dancer said...

for once I'm glad i don't live in the UK. *sigh*

9:38 PM  
Anonymous Kira said...

I agree, Reel Dancer, for once I'm glad I don't live there. The Brits may have awesome accents and great authors, but they can keep their hair-spitting, person-blinding spiders........

9:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH i'm glad i don't live there
man of many faces :P ;P :D ;D

10:05 AM  
Blogger Reel Dancer said...

Everybody!! I have great, amazing, wonderful news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LAURA DEKKER CAN SAIL!!!! The government finally cleared her to go on Tuesday!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! GO LAURA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i wanted go to Britain, but now........

8:16 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

That must be frightening. The girl in the pic looks happy hahaha:D

10:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

enough wit the spiders......creepy.

6:17 AM  

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