By Anders Nielsen, Ph.d.
This video shows that the carnivorous camel spiders can capture and eat relatively large animals. In this video, it is a lizard that has been caught and killed. Because of its large chelicerae, the camel spider has enough power to deliver the final crush on whatever reasonable prey it encounters.
The video is taken by soldier in either Afghanistan or Iraq. As it is Danish soldiers, it could be both.
You might wonder if post traumatic stress syndrome has something to do with some of the activities soldiers in Iraq are doing when they are not on patrol. This video shows a battle between two camel spiders with some exciting music added. In the end, one of the camel spiders wins and begins chewing the remains of its opponent.
I think this video is from one of those programs where people get to see something really nasty. A guy named Bear Gryll eats a camel spider in this video. He is in the desert where he catches a camel spider, kills it, chops off its legs, and finally chews and swallows it.
With a rating on IMDB of 2.7 out of 10, the 2011 horror movie, Camel Spiders, might go down in history as the worst movie in the year of 2011. Reviews state that they hope the producer will never again do a movie about anything. The camel spider movie doesn't have any plot, and the actions and acting are really bad.