karine, i sent this picture to my mom (the science nerd) and she sent me some links back, i email them to you, but here is the wikipedia one too!http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amblypygi
Oh you too, don't be silly. It may look mean, but it is perfectly harmless, and its definitely NOT a spider. Its just a Whip-tailed scorpion. They are perfectly harmless. They do have a defensive chemical they spray when agitated, but that only bothers bugs.
oh and a little public service announcement: Preemptive strikes are the reason harmless snakes are endangered in Honduras. Love your fellow creatures!
Thanks guys. Mystery solved. We will join you in promoting whip-tailed scorpion awareness here in Honduras and around the world. This blog does not condone or support preemptive WTS strikes. We repudiate, reject, and condemn them.Butterfly Bob says hello.
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