Man finds bizarre bug that appears to be part spider, part scorpion – WSB Atlanta


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by: Sarah Elsesser Palm Beach PostUpdated: Aug 2, 2017 - 7:39 PM

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.

Acostatold KNXV that hes calling an exterminator.

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