Seems like he was either a nutcase/overconfident/suicidal.Spider expert and animal cruelty officer Gabi Bayer said he kept creatures â€œthat should never be allowed in a private homeâ€.
She said: â€œHe had spiders so aggressive they are the equivalent of a pit-bull in the animal world.â€
go for it, it was a good read but i dont agree that you're a sissy.Anakha1 said:I'm tempted to post it again since it got lost in the great forum wipe of '03. :xtongue:
Bevare if you have a vivid imagination, I've added descriptions of the pictures.BenDover said:Could someone copy the text into this thread? I'm not gonna look if there are any spider pictures.
Hope it serves it purpose, I had to replace some non-characters.*picture of a black widow*
From ALLAN HALL
A MAN who lived in his own "zoo" of lizards and insects was fatally bitten by a pet black widow spider - then eaten by the other creepy-crawlies.
Police broke in to Mark Voegel?s apartment to find spider Bettina along with 200 others, several snakes, a gecko lizard called Helmut and several thousand termites had gorged on his body.
Neighbours alerted police after becoming alarmed by the stink.
And horrified officers were met by a nightmare scene.
*picture of a full bodybag carried out of a house by two police officers*
Spider's victim ... the body of tragic Voegel is taken away
A police spokesman said: "It was like a horror movie. His corpse was over the sofa.
"Giant webs draped him, spiders were all over him. They were coming out of his nose and his mouth.
"There was everything there one could imagine in the world of reptiles.
"Larger pieces of flesh torn off by the lizards were scooped up and taken back to the webs of tarantulas and other bird-eating spiders."
*picture of termites*
Hungry ... termites ate body
Loner Voegel, 30, never invited people back to his "jungle" home, a small apartment in the German city of Dortmund.
Police described it as a cross between a botanical garden and the butterfly breeding ground in the serial killer movie The Silence Of The Lambs.
One tarantula had built a nest the size of a swallow?s in a corner of the ceiling.
Voegel also had a boa constrictor and several poisonous frogs from South America.
*picture of a female police officer*
Spider expert and animal cruelty officer Gabi Bayer said he kept creatures "that should never be allowed in a private home".
She said: "He had spiders so aggressive they are the equivalent of a pit-bull in the animal world."
The reptiles were allowed to roam free in the flat.
The heating elements on two tanks containing spiders and their termite snacks had exploded and dislodged the metal tops allowing them to escape.
*picture of a cobra*
Danger ... he kept snakes
Voegel is thought to have been dead for between seven and 14 days.
A post-mortem will be carried out in the next few days. But authorities believe Bettina alone was responsible for Voegel?s death.
That's the exact opposite of what you should do. All household spiders should be mercilessly and systematically eliminated. I've gone so far as to buy those little sonic "bug frighteners" that chase all the insects away. They have no direct effect on spiders, but if there are no yummy insects in the house for a spider to eat...SaroDarksbane said:Whenever I see a spider in my house, I just make sure it's headed in the opposite direction from where I'm currently at. He doesn't mess with me, and I don't mess with him. We get along just fine usually.
NaderN said:go for it, it was a good read but i dont agree that you're a sissy.
NaderN said:If it makes you feel better, I used to work at a supermarket (Fortino's, you might have heard of it, not sure if they have it in OT) and there was a BANANA SPIDER in one of the banana boxes. Here's a picture of what the nasty MF'er looked like: http://www.shadygrovetrainingcenter.com/Wildlife/images/DSC00513.JPG
Now THANKFULLY I wasnt the one who opened that box, but I saw it and it was enough to scar me for life.
for several dollars you can buy yourself a blowtorch.SomeCanadianGuy said:You have any idea how aggravating is to be typing and then feel something crawl across your foot that tingles and then to realize it's a little ant about 3 mm long? BASTARDS SHOULD ALL DIE!!! I hate them with a fiery passion that consumes my soul.
When I was a little kid, I saw the movie Phase IV. Scared the hell out of me. That spring, we had an ant infestation in our house. I was a wreck for weeks. This would have been, oh, late 70s, early 80s.SomeCanadianGuy said:Ants. Ants. God I hate ants. Not fear, just hate. We're infested with the little bastards every year. <snip>