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Old 07-03-2011, 10:19 PM
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Location: El Paso TX
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We've seen tarantulas, scorpions and rattlesnakes in our back yard and yes, I'm scared of them all. Wish I could say the same for my dogs. During the hottest part of the year, we always go out and case the yard and surrounding areas before letting them out and one of us is always with them too.

This is another good reason why we won't have a doggy door.
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Old 07-04-2011, 07:28 AM
 
Location: California
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LOL...D, you crack me up. To the OP...ever figure out what kind of Tarantula? There are about 14-15 different kinds in Texas, and none of them are deadly. But they do bite. Most are not aggressive and are going to run from you.
We had a Rose Haired Tarantula for yrs...a "pet" for the kids. Easiest, cleanest, pet we've ever owned. Kids would pick up Morticia or "Tish" as we called her and she never even attempted to bite. Quite the party topic! Super interesting to watch her molt...and yes, we know she was a "she", as only females web.
A tarantula on your patio...going to keep the crickets and roaches at bay!
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Old 07-04-2011, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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If I had a tarantula at my door like that I would probably burn the house down to get rid of it!

LMAO me too! I'm getting the heebeegeebeez just thinking about seeing a tarantula.
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Old 07-04-2011, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Andrews Texas
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LOL...D, you crack me up. To the OP...ever figure out what kind of Tarantula? There are about 14-15 different kinds in Texas, and none of them are deadly. But they do bite. Most are not aggressive and are going to run from you.
We had a Rose Haired Tarantula for yrs...a "pet" for the kids. Easiest, cleanest, pet we've ever owned. Kids would pick up Morticia or "Tish" as we called her and she never even attempted to bite. Quite the party topic! Super interesting to watch her molt...and yes, we know she was a "she", as only females web.
A tarantula on your patio...going to keep the crickets and roaches at bay!

Never did figure out what it was. It was dark with just the patio light and I didn't really want to get close enough to read his drivers license . When we first moved here, I would make my hubby pull over to the side of the road every time we saw one crossing, just so I could get out to look closer. Then he told me they can jump! Thanks DH!

When I saw this one, I think I was more concerned for the spiders safety....and my stomach if I had to clean up a 16 lb squished spider. When he ran up the wall, I was waiting for a battle between him and my Mediterranean Geckos that come out every night to feed on moths.

By the way Dawn....you're welcome to visit any time
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Old 07-04-2011, 11:09 AM
 
Location: California
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Never did figure out what it was. It was dark with just the patio light and I didn't really want to get close enough to read his drivers license . When we first moved here, I would make my hubby pull over to the side of the road every time we saw one crossing, just so I could get out to look closer. Then he told me they can jump! Thanks DH!

When I saw this one, I think I was more concerned for the spiders safety....and my stomach if I had to clean up a 16 lb squished spider. When he ran up the wall, I was waiting for a battle between him and my Mediterranean Geckos that come out every night to feed on moths.

By the way Dawn....you're welcome to visit any time
We use to see them all the time in Ca. Freaked me out to see them fall from a tree that I had just been sitting under! Where is Andrews? I'm down on the Coast, so no Tarantulas around these immediate parts.
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Old 07-04-2011, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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LOL...D, you crack me up. To the OP...ever figure out what kind of Tarantula? There are about 14-15 different kinds in Texas, and none of them are deadly. But they do bite. Most are not aggressive and are going to run from you.
We had a Rose Haired Tarantula for yrs...a "pet" for the kids. Easiest, cleanest, pet we've ever owned. Kids would pick up Morticia or "Tish" as we called her and she never even attempted to bite. Quite the party topic! Super interesting to watch her molt...and yes, we know she was a "she", as only females web.
A tarantula on your patio...going to keep the crickets and roaches at bay!
This entire post is NOT FUNNY!!!! I'm itchy again.

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Never did figure out what it was. It was dark with just the patio light and I didn't really want to get close enough to read his drivers license . When we first moved here, I would make my hubby pull over to the side of the road every time we saw one crossing, just so I could get out to look closer. Then he told me they can jump! Thanks DH!

When I saw this one, I think I was more concerned for the spiders safety....and my stomach if I had to clean up a 16 lb squished spider. When he ran up the wall, I was waiting for a battle between him and my Mediterranean Geckos that come out every night to feed on moths.

By the way Dawn....you're welcome to visit any time
I imagine that when it snows there, the tarantulas go into some sort of hibernation, right? I'll come visit then.
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Old 07-04-2011, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Andrews Texas
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This entire post is NOT FUNNY!!!! I'm itchy again.



I imagine that when it snows there, the tarantulas go into some sort of hibernation, right? I'll come visit then.

Snow? Whats that? haha!

Andrews is about 45 minutes from the Midland Odessa area. Population 10000 people and 100000 oil wells.
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Old 07-04-2011, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Snow? Whats that? haha!

Andrews is about 45 minutes from the Midland Odessa area. Population 10000 people and 100000 oil wells.
Alright, then! YOU are welcome to visit ME any time! It doesn't matter where I live -- or will live -- there will be no tarantulas. Promise.
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Old 07-04-2011, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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What the HELLmann's mayonnaise?!?!?!

I somehow suspect that the ad will be flagged any second now, so I'll post the content of what I saw just now on our local Craigslist:

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Free: tarantula (Central CT)

Date: 2011-07-04, 6:01PM EDT
Reply to: comm-7tkx2-2477065067@craigslist.org [SIZE=1][[/SIZE][SIZE=1]Errors when replying to ads?[/SIZE][SIZE=1]][/SIZE]


Please take 20 year old arachnid off my hands asap.
  • Location: Central CT
  • it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
PostingID: 2477065067
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AAARRRGGGGHHHHH!!!!
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Old 07-04-2011, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Andrews Texas
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Want me to call for you??? At that age I'm sure he won't crawl too quickly!
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