Originally Posted by dman
When I was deployed to the Middle East with my Guard unit, you learn quickly to tip your boots upside-down to make sure that there aren't any scorpions hiding out in there. I'm also petrified of spiders and there are the ugliest ones called Camel Spiders over there that I really didn't care for. Here is a pick if you've never seen one.
The 'Camel Spider' is not a spider at all. It is a member of another group of arachnids known as Solifugae. They will only bite humans accidentally and they're neither poisonous nor necrotic. I think humans fear them because they're FAST...they can giddyup around 10mph for extended periods. They eat other insects and they're mostly nocturnal, so I guess it's a little freaky to hear one crunching up a beetle in the dark. HA!
You got something against Scorpions?
Snakes? Bah, they're too big to be REALLY stealthy.