It's late Tuesday night and the first successful Spider Night Fights went off without a hitch.
Sheetarr, the brown Huntsman, waited hungrily on the side of the cage while we dumped the equally starved Waldo the Banana Spider into the arena. As you can see in the video, both stood motionless for a few moments and after a bit of prodding, the combatants locked their figurative horns. We prodded the Banana Spider with a knife, which it responded to the nudging by backing up into the perched Huntsman. The Huntsman dropped on top of it and the fight was on. After a brief entanglement which had both spiders on top of each other, it was Sheetarr who came out the victor. Sadly the Banana Spider didn't put up much of a fight at all. Within a few seconds, the Huntsman had the poor Banana Spider in it's pincers and was undoubtedly pumping loades of venom into the poor thing. Comfortable with it's kill, the Huntsman crabwalked (these things can walk sideways
) back onto the side of the cage.
Being the bloodlusting males that we are, my freinds and I decided to throw the second and fairly larger Banana Spider into the mix. My freind who was prodding the two fighters with the knife accidently knocked the Huntsman's freshly caught dinner out of it's pincers. This rattled the killer as it simply ran into the corner and everytime the new Banana Spider came near it scuttled away, probably because it was extremely pissed off by us fucking up it's meal.
In all fairness we didn't expect the Banana Spider to win. After all, it is an Orb Weaver and was very much out of it's element crawling around on the sand. But we did expect it to put up an actual fight as they are very worthy combatants while on their web.
After a few mins we seperated the two back to their appropriate cages. We took out the lifeless Waldo and threw him in the trash where he'll rest for all eternity.
The next Spider Night Fights will take place this Friday Japan time between Sheetarr and Scurvy the Banana Spider who are probably dealing with hunger pains. Who will come out on top?
Portrait of a Fallen Soldier
Waldo's lookin' a little dead there
Here's the video of the fight complete with crappy compression and even crappier audio quality. And no, that is not me that you see wielding the knife. It's a freind who as you can see, is enjoying the slaughter a little too much.