Terrifying creature from hell with huge pincers like a SCORPION is found in family home but what on earth is it? – The Sun


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A BIZARRE bug has terrified a family after it was found lurking around their home.

Thomas Acosta, a builder in Phoenix, Arizona, got the shock of his life when he spotted the weird leggy beast with scary looking pincers.

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The animal is believed to be a camel spider also known as a wind scorpion a cousin of both spiders and scorpions.

Speaking to KGun9, Mr Acosta said: I didnt know they are native to Arizona, I have seen camel spiders, but I heard of them in Iraq.

The camel spider is in the same group as arachnids.

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Yet is not a true spider.

Though the animals appear to have 10 legs, they actually have eight.

The two extra leg-like appendages are sensory organs called pedipalps.

Although with powerful pinchers and large jaws, it is really closer to a scorpion.

They can grow to be big enough to eat small rodents, lizards and even birds.

The freakish looking insect also have the largest jaw to body ratio of any known animal.

Mr Acosta said: We do have a small pet, and I wouldnt want anything to hurt her, shes kind of old.

But the camel spider is non-venomous, and rarely causes harm to larger animals or humans.

Mr Acosta said he will be calling the exterminator shortly.

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