During the various US war campaigns in Iraq, 17 U.S. soldiers have died as a result of camel spiders. Thus it is true the venom of a camel spider is deadly to human beings. Camels spiders can also jump 3 feet in the air and use this skill to jump on the backs of their prey.
|This is a fake spider!|
The Camel Spider is more formally known as order of Arachnida, Solifuga. Also commonly known as wind scorpions or sun spiders, camel spiders may grow to a length of 7 cm (2.8 in) which is nothing like the legendary stories people are wont to tell.
Most species live in deserts and feed opportunistically on ground-dwelling arthropods. No records exist of a camel spider ever eating or killing a camel! Still, if you want to see a spider eating a bird, be my guest.