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Posted: August 02, 2017

Man finds bizarre bug that appears part spider, part scorpion


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By Sarah Elsesser Palm Beach Post

QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. —

A man was surprised to find what appeared to be a mix between a spider and a scorpion at his home in Queen Creek, Arizona.

Thomas Acosta came face to face with the creature, known as the camel spider, wind scorpion or sun spider, according to KNXV.

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Despite its appearance, the creature is neither a spider nor a scorpion, although they are related.

“I didn't know they are native to Arizona,” Acosta told KNXV. “I have seen camel spiders, but I heard of them in Iraq.”

The camel spider is non-venomous, but can grow big enough to eat small rodents, birds, lizards and insects.

Acosta told KNXV that he’s calling an exterminator.


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