On Feb 3, 8:47  
> doc = Hpricot(open("http://redhanded.hobix.com/index.html"))
> images = (doc/"img")
> count = 0
>
> Net::HTTP.start("redhanded.hobix.com") do |http|
> images.each do |img|
> filename = img['src'].match(/([^\/]+\..+)/)
> resp = http.get("#{img["src"]}")

If it's a full URL then you just have to create a uri object:
http.get(URI.parse(img['src']))

- Mark.