Saturday, May 30, 2009

Endless excitement in RAK

It's not the sleepy emirate of popular myth, Ras Al Khaimah.

The poor residents seem to be in a state of near-constant panic, endlessly under attack by exotic creatures.

You may remember they recently had to hide in buildings to escape an agitated ox.

About the same time a group of workers was attacked by a venemous snake.

Then some time ago I posted about a dragon on the loose in the city.

Now the long suffering, perpetually panicked residents are being targeted by gangs of redback spiders.

A resident hired an insecticide company to treat his house for an infestation of cockroaches (yet more beasties invading RAK!!) only for the workers to be shocked to find groups of redback spiders pouring from their lairs.

The family now fear that other spiders are still in the home even though the workers exerted great efforts to kill all the spiders which came out of their hiding places, and searched for others still lurking.

You can read all about this latest attack on the good people of RAK here in Gulf News.


And I haven't even reminded you of RAK's dark tales of black magic...

6 comments:

Dave said...

Red Back spiders - oh how I miss them.....

Another fine Australian export bought to you by Austrade.....

Seabee said...

Dave, do we have a Redback Spider Marketing Board?

If not, it could be a missed opportunity.

Dave said...

Seabee, I think we should include our other good friend, the funnel-web as well...

the real nick said...

No wonder RAK Airways went belly up...

Seabee said...

Dave I've had a lot of fun over the years with both those non-cuddly examples of Aussie wildlife!

Media Junkie said...

reminds me of a TV show like picket fences - where all the weird things happen in a small town.