Solifuge (Wind Scorpion/Camel Spider)
Fri, Nov 7, 2008 at 4:37 PM
Took this in Afghanistan a few years ago. Just figured I would share. Have read a lot of (true) facts on these wild guys but nothing beats seeing one first hand. Although there are a lot of absurd rumors flying around about them, I can attest that this one was very aggressive and very alert to everything going on around it (like my finger.) He/she was being contained in a temperary glass tank after crawling up a guy’s arm one night.
TGO
Kandahar, Afghanistan

Camel Spider from Afganistan

Camel Spider from Afganistan

Hi TGO,
Since they don’t have venom, Camel Spiders are not a threat to humans, but they do have powerful jaws and we would not relish the thought of being bitten.  Thanks for sending your letter and photo.

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