I saw this hideous picture because of Simon; I found the second occurrence of a bird-eating spider by accident.

If I'd seen this in my backyard, the followup pictures would involve a shovel spattered with spider guts. Even if their silk is useful for nerve re-attachment.

And then there's this, where a black widow stowed away in something that was shipped from San Francisco to the UK. Instead of SQUASHING THE POISONOUS FUCKER, they "found a home for it" in a freaking zoo! Seriously?

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4 Responses
  1. Simon Says:

    That woman found that second bird eating one in her back yard. Good God. How did she not run screaming from her house as it burned to the ground from the molotov cocktail she threw at it, as I would have done?!

  2. purplegirl Says:

    I know! The mere existence of these spiders makes me plan to never visit Queensland.

  3. Currently Caffeinated, Dee Says:

    I just stumbled upon your blog and read this post - did the click through, and I just threw up in my mouth a little. OK, not really, but that is the sickest thing I've seen in a long time!