The Camel Spider has to be one of the scariest things to walk our planet. One look at it and it feels as if nature has taken all the bad things you ever did in your life and made a bug out of it just to punish you.
There are a lot of urban legends surrounding the Camel Spider such as: their ability to jump over large distances, them running over 20 mph to catch it’s prey (you) and U.S soldiers who were attacked and even eaten in their sleep by these monster spiders. Fortunately, most of them are all urban legends and the reality is a bit less frightening. Below we separate truth from fiction in our quest to help our readers sleep better at night. But first, lets start with some photographs of what is still the worst thing that could be hiding in your walk-in closet.
Just when the horror stories seem to have lost it’s momentum, new photo’s emerged that were even more horrifying then what we’ve seen before.
All in all, the fear for the Camel Spider has been somewhat exaggerated. Camel Spiders are usually not dangerous to us, but, dangerous or not, these creatures are still are horrifying thing to run into and I pity the fool who encounters one for the first time. And yes, they can bite… and while not deadly, this can lead to horrible infections.
Camel Spider bite
Camel Spider Facts
- Camel Spider top speed – 10 mph. Which is still very fast for a such a small creature.
- Size: Up to 8 inches, although many have reported larger.
- Called camel spiders because they live in the desert, not because they eat Camels.
Camel spider myths busted
- Camel spiders can move at speeds of over 30 MPH, and let out a terrible scream while they run.
- Camel spiders venom can make the heads of 200 elephants explode
- Camel spiders can be as large as a frisbee.