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Old 12-03-2011, 09:02 PM
 
Location: SA/Pipe Creek
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Haha that's awesome but you shouldn't have killed it. They are notorious for hanging out near exterior doors when it gets colder if the door isn't sealed and warm air is coming out of a corner.
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Old 12-03-2011, 10:20 PM
 
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Yikes! I think I would have done something really bad to where I would have had to change my pants. I don't mind spiders outside and have come across some pretty nasty ones doing gardening and such. But the way you describe this one (aggressiveness)....ick! However any other critter besides my dogs, cats, and kids in the house will surely be meeting the end of their existence.
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Old 12-04-2011, 08:34 AM
 
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MrsTxCop, we usually have loads of Tarantulas by us but nothing for the past year even with all the building going on around us.
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Old 12-04-2011, 10:54 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Never seen one here myself.....
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Old 12-04-2011, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Tarantulas like rocky country mostly for the warmth of the rocks. Get out around Big Ben country and they are so thick sometimes during the year you can't walk thru them. They sometimes look like those crabs you've seen on TV during their migration. Just thousands of them. The good news is a tarantula in Texas is a fairly docile creature. Don't mess with him and he won't mess with you. I've walked thru tens of thousands of them in Big Ben having to pick my thru them so I didn't step on one. They pay you no attention at all. Fabulous creatures to have around the house as they will keep other insects away. I've never seen a tarantula on the southside of town but I have had them on the northwest side.
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Old 12-04-2011, 05:09 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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When I lived near 281 and Bitters I found a tarantula on my doorstep one night. It was a big sucker, counting the legs it was probably three inches across, or a little more.

It lost a fight with my phone book.
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Old 12-04-2011, 06:17 PM
 
Location: I live south of San Antonio in a place called Atascosa.
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I put all my toaster leavings--actually left over Thanksgiving stuff (no quotation marks) out for the cats. A racoon showed up. Maybe good, Maybe bad. Everything has a price. I don't have many scorpions (but I do have some) the cats control the mice and bugs pretty well--but I have to deal with cats. I only have those spiders with the face on the back--what is with that? We all get along pretty well.
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Old 12-04-2011, 06:32 PM
 
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Pretty disappointing that the poor guy got sprayed with poison. He was probably just looking for some warmth like any other living creature this time of year.

I wonder if he could have been re-directed via a newspaper or stick to the yard.

Oh well
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Old 12-04-2011, 07:27 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I understand your concern over your allergic kiddo. One thing to consider next time however, is that spiders eat insects, and that is a good thing.
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Old 12-04-2011, 08:06 PM
 
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You can call me an evil, horrible person, but if I ever see something like that in my house, it will be dead as soon as I work up the courage to get close enough to kill it. It's great that they eat insects outside, but inside is my territory.

I love animals, and have a soft spot for most living creatures, but my love ends once something creepy enters my doorway.
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