Thursday, October 23, 2008

Its almost Holloween! Lets get creepy!

I think I would have had nightmares last night about the picture from the last post, but my room was way to cold. It was fucking 53 degrees in there when I woke up this morning. One of my roommate still has his freaking window open with a fan in it! Its not fair, he does not get cold. 7% of his body weight is body hair. And that does not include the hair on his head, because he has a bald spot the size of Pangaea.

But for people that are afraid of spiders this might be creepy. Here is a giant spider eating a giant bird.

Giant spider eating a bird caught on camera

Telegraph--Photographs of a giant spider eating a bird in an Australian garden have stunned wildlife experts.

The pictures show the spider with its long black legs wrapped around the body of a dead bird suspended in its web.

The startling images were reportedly taken in Atheron, close to Queensland's tropical north.

Despite their unlikely subject matter, the pictures appear to be real.

Joel Shakespeare, head spider keeper at the Australian Reptile Park, said the spider was a Golden Orb Weaver.

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

Mr Shakepeare said 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.

Queensland Museum identified the bird as a native finch called the Chestnut-breasted Mannikin.

I once saw a frog eating a bird, that was pretty cool. But a spider catching a a bird in its web, that may be cooler.

Oh, and tonight on the History Channel show Monsterquest goes in search of legendary giant spiders that are large enough to eat dogs.

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