Ripley's Believe It or Not by John Graziano

Ripley's Believe It or Not

Comments (15) (Please sign in to comment)

  1. walruscarver2000

    walruscarver2000 said, almost 3 years ago

    They got some badass spiders down under.

  2. shibler2

    shibler2 said, almost 3 years ago

    note to self avoid golden orb weaver spiders ….

  3. chicken 33

    chicken 33 said, almost 3 years ago

    @shibler2

    Note to me. Avoid Australia.

  4. Stagger Lee

    Stagger Lee said, almost 3 years ago

    I hope that book doesn’t fall over on her.

  5. exturk

    exturk said, almost 3 years ago

    No loss with that snake..

  6. exturk

    exturk said, almost 3 years ago

    Isn’t that the one accidentally introduced to Okinawa? and totally obliterated all bird species?

  7. silvrGrl123

    silvrGrl123 said, almost 3 years ago

    @exturk

    Guam, not Okinawa – the Brown Tree snake wiped out all birds and small rodents. Judging by this fact, these snakes are probably pretty skilled predators, and that spider must have been awfully skilled (and lucky) to take out even a small one.

    http://www.fort.usgs.gov/resources/education/bts/invasion/history.asp

  8. iced tea

    iced tea said, almost 3 years ago

    The rings of Saturan have ice on them the size of Greenland. Is that little woman what one would say is a dwarf? I heard Austrailia is home to many snakes, most of them poisonous.Still it seems like a fascinating country.

  9. Tom Flapwell

    Tom Flapwell said, almost 3 years ago

    I like golden orb weavers. But the really unbelievable part is that someone with an English last name has the first name “Ant.”

  10. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, almost 3 years ago

    “If we pull this off, we’ll eat like kings” (Gary Larson: two spiders weaving a web at the bottom of the kiddy slide)

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @silvrGrl123

    Some of the bird eating spiders will also eat fish and even snakes. Maybe introduce some of them to control the snakes. Or maybe more cats.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    There is a Brazilian spider that is so powerful it can bite through boots.

  13. silvrGrl123

    silvrGrl123 said, almost 3 years ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    They already have an ecological nightmare because of introduced species, so trying to solve the problem by sticking in even greater nightmare species seems… even more nightmarish. Actually, with the Guam snakes, it appears that the only thing keeping the snakes alive are the presence of rapidly-reproducing lizards, and the larger snakes are looking pretty gaunt. So the predator success of the snakes will be in the end self-limiting and will balance out to an island of many (or few) snakes and lizards. (Maybe not a terrific tourist attraction, though… especially if you throw in some bird-eating spiders to duke it out with the snakes.)

  14. exturk

    exturk said, almost 3 years ago

    @silvrGrl123

    OK, Guam. So what are the snakes going to eat now that the birds and rodents are gone, each other?

  15. silvrGrl123

    silvrGrl123 said, almost 3 years ago

    @exturk

    Lizards! According to this site I mentioned above (http://www.fort.usgs.gov/resources/education/bts/invasion/history.asp), rapidly reproducing lizards keep the snakes alive.

  16. Refresh Comments.