As most of you know, Rob spent October of 2006-November 2007 (with a little break in June) in Iraq as a combat infantryman. He has an infinitesimal amount of stories that are far too inappropriate to share in this blog or with most other humans, but this one should be tame enough provided you aren't too much of an arachnophobe.
One night Rob was getting ready to relieve a comrade from tower guard duty, which basically was comprised of standing in a tower at night and making sure nothing fishy happened down below. As he was taking over his shift, he noticed that his fellow soldier was particularly eager to leave.
The other soldier said, "There's a camel spider in here. I've been hunting it but I can't find it," and left.
For those of you who don't know, this is what a camel spider looks like. Warning: scary gross spider picture.*