I stumbled upon this informative web site all about the camel spider: http://www.camelspiders.net/. The Urban Legends Reference Page, http://www.snopes.com/, also tackled the story of the camel spider. Here’s something I didn’t know: camel spiders also live in the south-west United States and in Mexico.
I apologize to those of you who are creeped out by photos of spiders. Rest assured, these fellows aren’t as big as this photo makes them appear. Oh yeah, and they aren’t really spiders. So you see, nothing to be creeped out by.