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#1 Asrokhel

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 00:23

Scientists in the United States say they have found a new family of spiders in the caves of California and Oregon.

It is the first such discovery in North America for more than 140 years.

Spanning more than seven centimetres with its legs extended, the 'Trogloraptor' or 'cave robber' has pointed fearsome claws.

Curator of Arachnology at the California Academy of Sciences, Charles Griswold, told the Today programme presenter Sarah Montague that the discovery marked a "historic moment".


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Posted 19 August 2012 - 00:25

Good lord kill them with fire!

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 00:33

For some reason my brain ignored the 'spider' part of the title and I thought 'dinosaurs' :p

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 00:34

We don't need any new spider species with your fancy evolved claw legs and +10 killing power. Kill it!

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 01:36

They can undiscovered them as far as I am concerned.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 11:49

They can undiscovered them as far as I am concerned.


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Posted 19 August 2012 - 18:29

Cool spider, but Goldie would eat one before it knew what hit it. A rather territorial gal she is.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 20:53

Good lord kill them with fire!


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