Source: Donald R Katz, "Ethiopia After the Revolution: Vultures Return to the Land of Sheba", Rolling Stone, 21 September 1978
Tuesday, 23 October 2012
An American mercenary, an old African hand, once told me that in Ethiopia there is a spider that eats only living flesh. It's called the camel spider and is equipped with a prong on its back that emits a local anaesthetic. He told me that at night the camel spider descends while you sleep, gives you a shot, and eats your lips. I slept with my hand over my mouth.