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Monday, August 27, 2007


Here's every loner's nightmare come true.

A German man was fatally bitten by his pet black widow and then partially eaten by the insects and reptiles he had amassed in his apartment.

Police broke into Mark Voegel's apartment Sunday in Dortmund, Germany, after neighbors complained of the smell and were horrified when they found the 30-year-old man's body on the sofa covered in spider webs and infested with termites.

Large pieces of flesh were torn off the dead man by the lizards he kept in his bizarre insect and reptile zoo, and taken back to the webs of tarantulas and other bird-eating spiders.

Authorities said some of the spiders were so aggressive they were the equivalent of pit bulls in the animal world.

If you can stand it, click here for more on the story.

Makes having parakeets as pets a whole lot more attractive.

Black widow photo by: Peasap

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Anonymous proofreader said...

Ahh...proof that the ecosystem still works -even with fears of global warming..

Mon Aug 27, 03:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Pete said...

The itsy bitsy spider....
What a way to go,eh?
It has the making of a good SciFi channel movie.
There was one this weekend about a dormant volcano in Alaska awaking.
Giant killer ants stirred by a subterranean temperature change devoured a number of unknown actors in this B movie.

Mon Aug 27, 05:16:00 PM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

oh what tangled webs we weave..

Mon Aug 27, 06:14:00 PM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

What? No YouTube (web)link to this horror story?

Mon Aug 27, 06:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Tue Aug 28, 01:21:00 PM  

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