Friday, September 19, 2008

Attention Entomologists: Spider Mystery

Our friend Luis took one look at this spider and decided it was out to kill him. Luis opted for a preemptive strike. He decided to kill first and ask questions later. Well, now it's later. Is this spider a killer, or just unlucky and ugly?

4 comments:

megan said...

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

Chris and Kimmy said...

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.

Chris and Kimmy said...

oh and a little public service announcement: Preemptive strikes are the reason harmless snakes are endangered in Honduras. Love your fellow creatures!

Karine and Tom said...

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.

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