Thursday 28 August 2008

”We’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat Glass Tumbler And Piece Of Cardboard…!”

Some husbands home from war bring back interesting scars, or bits of souvenir shrapnel. But paratrooper Rodney Griffiths may have brought back a more lively souvenir – a solifugid! *gulp*

Not one of nature’s most prepossessing beasties, it’s gangly, pugnacious, and has large, oddly-shaped mandibles. But enough about Cherie Blair…

As someone who screamed the house down on being confronted by a large, though harmless, Tegenaria house spider at the weekend, I sympathise. My advice, trooper Griffiths? A BIG bunch of flowers next trip home!


DJ said...

Well, that certainly takes care of any nightmares I might be planning to have in the next few years.

Actually, I'm starting to lean towards the whole intelligent design thing, what with the number of animals out there that seem to exist for no reason other than to freak people out.

Anonymous said...

Yup, and that one's a particularly good example.