Navy engineers catch Black Widow spider in Sea King

#1
Ministry of Defence said:
Royal Navy aircraft engineers got a shock recently when they started maintenance on a Sea King helicopter and came across a Black Widow spider inside.

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#2
Glad they caught the illegal immigrant.
 
#3
Glad they caught the illegal immigrant.
It will be even more miffed when it finds benefits have been capped at £26 grand a year. (Thats $40,977.15 to you Dave).
 
#4
It will be even more miffed when it finds benefits have been capped at £26 grand a year. (Thats $40,977.15 to you Dave).
$41,000. Wow. That is huge by US standards. Amazing <logs off to check fares to UK>
 
#5
"After realising what we were dealing with, we used an element of skill and considerable daring to capture our stowaway rather than squashing it. Having secured the offending beast in a jar we informed the relevant agencies so professionals could verify exactly what type of spider it was."

Those brave RN chaps...makes me so proud.

It reminded of this episode:

Deadly invasion of Oz spiders | The Sun |News
 
#6
I once encountererd a large black widow spider. Dangerous my arrse, it died quickly and I didnt even break a sweat - or get my story in the papers..
 
#7
Dey do do dat do dont dey? Especially when you stamp on them.
 
#8
Pah, black widows!

It's those bloody funnel web spiders you have to be careful of, they're nails. You can tell that by the tats on each leg.
 
#9
So what happened to the ipods while they carried out this dangerous mission?
 
#10
It will probably go to the European courts to have its case reviewed seeing as its a widow (or seperated) and being an ethnic minority. A danger to people should see it getting the right to stay and not get deported.
 
#11
Lucky it wasn't found in a Chinook, it would have been sexually assaulted, indicted in divorce proceedings, pictured looking soulful in The Mail and blogging its woes on Arrachnids.com by now.
 

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#12
Those fecking webs just get caught up in the rotor blades!
 
#13
Ever notice how its always a BLACK widow spider?

Never hear about white ones.

That's racist that is.

Rodney2q
 
#14
Long ago, when I was a civvy skip licking bastard the first time round, I worked in a carpentry / joinery workshop making windows and doors.
We received regular deliveries of tropical hardwoods from all over the globe and passengers were very common. A black widow is **** all, they have them throughout the med area and girly mediteranean types are unphased by them.
 
#15
Bunch of feckin girls , Ive spent time in southern California ,loads of em there ,locals would laugh at the RN , they are only dangerous to very young children and weak OAPS , shti thats the RN screwed then !!.
 
#16
Dr No has a lot to answer for:

[Honey describes how she killed the man who had raped her]

Honey Ryder: I put a black widow spider underneath his mosquito net... a female, they're the worst. It took him a whole week to die.

[Bond looks shocked]

Honey Ryder: Did I do wrong?

James Bond: Well, it wouldn't do to make a habit of it.
 
#18
Spiders on a Helicopter, the long-awaited sequel to Snakes on a Plane.
 
#19
Wonder if it will get deported back to the U.S.?

It will have to undergo trauma counselling first, then assessed if it is fit to travel.
 

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