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The water buffalo would win because it is larger, WOW those hornes are huge! 

Fattail Scorpion


vs. Camel Spider


i really can't choose! but i like camel spider more

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I'd say a large camel spider would be able to finish off the fat tail by disabling the sting. Those pincers would still prove to be a menace though - perfect for snipping off the legs of a spider. If both are evenly matched in size, then the scorpion (which has 2 pincers and a sting) would prevail over the spider (with only its fangs as an offense). 

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TheARRGH Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-Feb-2009 at 16:49
Originally posted by Knights Knights wrote:

I'd say a large camel spider would be able to finish off the fat tail by disabling the sting. Those pincers would still prove to be a menace though - perfect for snipping off the legs of a spider. If both are evenly matched in size, then the scorpion (which has 2 pincers and a sting) would prevail over the spider (with only its fangs as an offense). 


Don't forget that the scorpion has venom, and the camel spider doesn't. Paralyzing chemicals are a big advantage. :D

How about green anaconda vs. moroteuthis robustus, for a truly bizarre match-up?
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Yes that is certainly a sever disadvantage for the spider. But they can run so fast!

I heard today, that if you pour a circle of flammable liquid around a scorpion then set it alight, the scorpion will voluntarily arc its sting over and commit suicide by injecting itself with venom. I wonder what the reliability of this claim is? Firstly, would it really know that it is doomed, and just, commit suicide? And also, are they not immune to their own venom? Ideas? I think it could have some merit, but I'll investigate to see if it stacks up to the facts.

@ Arrgh - when the heck would they ever meet!?! Haha for the sake of the thread...Anaconda all the way. Those clubhooks would be no match for the constrictor. Big smile

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It really sounds like an urban legend. Some Sorpions have weak poison, so I can't see how it can be true. And as you say, I also doubt that the scorpion would have any idea about what's going on.
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Originally posted by Jams Jams wrote:

It really sounds like an urban legend. Some Sorpions have weak poison, so I can't see how it can be true. And as you say, I also doubt that the scorpion would have any idea about what's going on.


Some, not all. And it doesn't necessarily take that much brainpower to know that one is about to die.

Still, you're right--it's hard to believe.
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I agree. After a bit of searching also, it seems that scorpions don't intentionally commit suicide in this situation. Rather, being (ironically) incredibly susceptible to direct heat, they go completely mental and flail about their tails. In doing this there is a chance of striking itself, but even then, a far greater dose of its own poison is required to kill a scorpion, thanks to a degree of immunity.


Anyway, another ridiculous hypothetical animal face-off, people?

Male Red Kangaroo vs. Human

Note: Human is a regular male, unarmed.

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That depends a great deal on who the human is.

A red kangaroo is NOT a cuddly widdle fuzzy aminal. If it kicks you squarely, you are probably going to be on the ground sucking wind. It will punch, and while a male red kangaroo is shorter than the average human, they're quite strong--and they can weight up to 185 pounds, plenty of which is muscle. There's no guarantee an adult human male will even be in the same weight category as the kangaroo. MMA trainers would not approve...Tongue

So, it depends on the human. We're a remarkably varied species, and since we have such vastly different lifestyles and skill sets, "adult male" doesn't really say much.

With combat training, motivation, and significantly above-average physical ability, an adult human male could probably overpower a red Kangaroo...especially since, when fighting EACH OTHER at least, male Red Kangaroos tend to hold off on kicking each other until the fight really escalates...humans are generally under no such behavioral restriction. However, obviously, that's largely when fighting each other. No telling how a kangaroo would react when facing off against some weirdly tall, oddly unfurred creature with opposable thumbs and no tail worth speaking of.
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Originally posted by Knights Knights wrote:

Regarding the Lion vs. Tiger issue - here's a site I came across. It's a very interesting read, and he makes a sound conclusion in the end in my opinion.

http://indrajit.wordpress.com/category/lion-vs-tiger/
 
Sometimes a meeting between a lion and a tiger can end like this:
 
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Originally posted by Knights Knights wrote:

A Siberian Tiger would have no problem against a Leopard. And a Gorilla would certainly beat an Orang - possibly even a female Gorilla. However one blow from a male Orang could be lethal because they are so incredibly strong. I have been in the situation where 8 people were needed to make a fair tug of war game against Jantan, a male Orang at the zoo. 
 
Not long ago an animal ceeper was seriously injured by a male orangutang in a zoo here in Sweden. Among other things the animal nearly ripped of the ceepers foot.
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Originally posted by TheARRGH TheARRGH wrote:

Another interesting one might be Polar bear vs. Saltwater crocodile. Either one can kill a human without thinking twice, both are extremely big and well-armored...
 
If the fight were to take place in the waters polar bears usually swim in, the crocodile would soon be immobilized because the low temerature of  the water.
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