Camel spiders, or solifugae, inhabit warm and arid environments.
The Griffiths are fighting the war at home against the giant arachnid, who was unwittingly transported back from Afghanistan in paratrooper Rodney's luggage.
They have already lost their beloved eight-year-old dog, Bella, to the camel spider.
The family pet had to be put down after being bitten by the venomous attacker.
Lorraine Griffiths and her three children, aged 18, 16 and four, have been forced to leave their family home in Colchester, Essex.
They are now refusing to return to the property until the killer spider is captured by the RSPCA.
Found in desert regions, camel spiders can grow up to 6ins and reach speeds of up to 10mph,
making them devils to catch.
Mrs Griffiths believes the spider hitched a ride into the UK in the personal belongings of her husband.
Rodney, 32, came home from duty in Helmand in June.
He has since returned for a further tour of duty in Afghanistan.
Although not deadly to humans, a bite from a camel spider will result in major inflammation.
Camel Spiders Uncovered
· Camel spiders, or Solifugae, are usually found in warm, arid climes
· Can grow up to 6ins and reach a top speed of 10mph
· Normally feed on termites and beetles
· Also been recorded consuming lizards
· Bites to humans results in major swelling, though not life-threatening
Hmmm....Note to Pappa; Det är ju i närheten av Colchester hotellet ligger där ni ska golfa, eller hur!? Huvaligen!!!!!
Be careful...be very careful.....!
A bear has been found guilty by a court of stealing honey from a beekeeper.
The animal was convicted of theft by the court in Bitola, in Macedonia, following a year-long case.
However, he was excused from attending court.
He told the court he had to protect his hives by playing thumping folk music.
Beekeeper Zoran Kiseloski told the court: "I tried to distract the bear with lights and music because I heard bears are afraid of that."
He said he bought a generator, lit up the area and played songs by the Serbian turbo-folk star Ceca.
The court heard the bear stayed away for a few weeks but returned when the generator ran out of power and the music stopped.
Mr Kiseloski added: "It attacked the beehives again."
The court found the bear guilty but since it had no owner and is a protected species it ordered the state to pay for the 140,000 denars (£1,700) damage it caused to the hives.
There is no information on the bear's whereabouts.
Donkey jailed for assault and battery
Seems as if the law is an ass in southern Mexico after a donkey has been banged up in a human jail for biting and kicking two men near a ranch in Chiapas.
Officer Sinar Gomez said: "Around here, if someone commits a crime they are jailed, no matter who they are."
Police said that it took six men to subdue the buck-teethed bruiser on Sunday after it bit a 63-year-old man in the chest and kicked another man, fracturing the 52-year-old's ankle.
Promising that the assaulting animal will stay locked up until owner Mauro Gutierrez coughs up for the men's medicals bills, Officer Gomez did not confirm whether he was prepared to wait donkey's years.
In March, a bull was incarcerated by Chiapas cops for eating corn crops and destroying two vending stands.
Det stod i tidningen så det måste vara sant....eller?!
Tomtar på Loftet?
A TOWN in South America is living in fear after several sightings of a 'creepy gnome' that locals claim stalks the streets at night.
The midget - which wears a pointy hat and has a distinctive sideways walk - was caught on video last week by a terrified group of youngsters.
Teenager Jose Alvarez - who filmed the gnome - yesterday told national newspaper El Tribuno that they caught the creature while larking about in their hometown of General Guemes, in the province of Salta, Argentina.
He said: "We were chatting about our last fishing trip. It was one in the morning.
"I began to film a bit with my mobile phone while the others were chatting and joking.
"Suddenly we heard something - a weird noise as if someone was throwing stones.
"We looked to one side and saw that the grass was moving. To begin with we thought it was a dog but when we saw this gnome-like figure begin to emerge we were really afraid."
Jose added that other locals had come forward to say they had spotted the gnome.
He said: "This is no joke. We are still afraid to go out - just like everyone else in the neighbourhood now.
"One of my friends was so scared after seeing that thing that we had to take him to the hospital."
Allvarligt alltså.....! Kolla in videon på http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article902014.ece
Speciellt vrålet av rädsla på slutet är "especially believable"...he he