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Post by Metaldunk on Wed May 29, 2013 9:25 pm

Does anyone know what this is?
Me n Debs aren't so sure as we both said WHAT THE **** IS THAT?!!!

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Post by PEDRO JAMES on Wed May 29, 2013 9:34 pm

Good job the moors never had an army of those Dunk coz we would all have tinted eye brows lol! lol! seen all sorts of creepy crawleys here but not that one..did you pick it up lol!
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Post by Ken on Wed May 29, 2013 9:35 pm

Don't know the name, but my Spanish friend tells me not dangerous pero Muy bien con patatas fritas y huevos.

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Post by panda on Wed May 29, 2013 9:38 pm

Good withegg and chips ? Would that be alive or dead ? affraid
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Post by Metaldunk on Wed May 29, 2013 10:07 pm

cheers guys - we've not picked it up... ha
I'll ask Debs if she wants to eat it though Laughing
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Post by santamaria on Wed May 29, 2013 10:42 pm

oooh ,sure looks like it could inflict some damage and 4inches !!!
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Post by PEDRO JAMES on Thu May 30, 2013 8:31 am

Hey Dunk..try putting it debbies socks...may prove a point lol!
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Post by Cave Bunny on Thu May 30, 2013 3:16 pm

We had one of those here, and we watched her lay eggs on her back with the spear/tail. I took photos...I'll try and find them and load one up. Pretty cool, but i think harmless. No idea what it is though.

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Post by Metaldunk on Thu May 30, 2013 3:36 pm

sounds interesting Cave Bunny - must identify it somehow
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Post by invicta on Thu May 30, 2013 5:12 pm

eek its freeky!
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Post by miron on Fri May 31, 2013 12:42 am

Have looked in my natural history book for Andalucia, and there's a pic of something quite similar - a grillo - gryllus campestris or field cricket.
When I looked on the internet the pics there didn't look the same at all!
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Post by Twisted Fire Starter on Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:50 pm

Grillo is also Italian (probably Latin) for Cricket and I suspect the female is a slight variant on the male, hence not looking identical to the pic. But we have seen them on and off here for 3 years, scary looking but quite harmless. I think the spike is to push the eggs under the soil surface, or under human skin so it can grow and make its way to your brain, where it will slowly eat you from the inside out. Twisted Evil
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Post by Metaldunk on Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:25 pm

haha TFS... sounds like new film The Bay - pretty grim
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Post by Dave on Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:58 pm

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