The so called "Giant Camel Spider" is the arachnid solifugae whose adult size is never bigger than the hand of a man.

Perhaps nobody would have ever – or rarely- heard of such a creature if it was not because of the tales and photos the United States Servicemen in the Persian Gulf War and afterwards the Iraq War carried back home.

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This photo was published on the internet in the year 2004 and is not a fake... However, if you look carefully at the size of the sleeve, it is possible to see that this arachnid is not as big as it first appears to be. It is just a matter of lens and optic.

Yes, the Camel Spider is indeed a large creature, but it is not bigger than a frisbee or a dinner dish. Actually, it can seldom reach a leg span bigger than 5 inches. It cannot jump over one foot high, and contrary to what the legend says, it does not eat camel's stomachs. Instead, it waits under the shadow of a dead camel's body to eat insects and other animals who do feed on rotting meat.

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