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Old 07-08-2008, 10:51 AM
 
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Default phobic big time!!!

is it possible for some who is afraid of spiders to live in San Diego? I want to enjoy being outside and exploring the area but I think I will have a heart attack and die if I see a tarantula or any other huge spider. Yes Ive read about the widows and recluses and they scare me but nothing compares to big big spiders....if i live in the a city neighborhood or hang out at the beach do i have to worry about seeing big arse spiders?!?!?!
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Old 07-08-2008, 12:44 PM
 
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I've never seen a "big" spider in San Diego.
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Old 07-08-2008, 02:33 PM
 
Location: North of the hood, south of the valley
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Neither have I. Spiders in San Diego only come in three sizes.... REALLY BIG, HUMONGOUS, and MAN-EATERS!!!

Hey... something has to keep the size of the human population under control.
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Old 07-08-2008, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Oxygen Ln. AZ
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I found a kindred spirit. I have a horrible fear of spiders and especially Orb spiders for some reason. I almost had a heart attack while visiting Maui years ago. They have the biggest Orbs on the planet. I would think other than Orbs, San Diego would be fairly safe. We actually live in AZ and have tarantulas here.
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Old 07-08-2008, 11:36 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Neither have I. Spiders in San Diego only come in three sizes.... REALLY BIG, HUMONGOUS, and MAN-EATERS!!!

Hey... something has to keep the size of the human population under control.
Hahahahaha!

First it was opossums, then coyotes, and now spiders! I love this forum. I would be more afraid of gigantic reptilian lizards. They like to crawl around in the open.
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Old 07-09-2008, 04:07 AM
 
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Hahahahaha!

First it was opossums, then coyotes, and now spiders! I love this forum. I would be more afraid of gigantic reptilian lizards. They like to crawl around in the open.
Thanks guys...i appreciate all the serious responses I am getting...
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Old 07-10-2008, 03:14 PM
 
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is it possible for some who is afraid of spiders to live in San Diego? I want to enjoy being outside and exploring the area but I think I will have a heart attack and die if I see a tarantula or any other huge spider. Yes Ive read about the widows and recluses and they scare me but nothing compares to big big spiders....if i live in the a city neighborhood or hang out at the beach do i have to worry about seeing big arse spiders?!?!?!
will some nice person out there please give me a serious response? thank you.
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Old 07-10-2008, 04:11 PM
 
Location: 'America's Finest City'
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Old 07-10-2008, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Rolando, San Diego CA 92115
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is it possible for some who is afraid of spiders to live in San Diego? I want to enjoy being outside and exploring the area but I think I will have a heart attack and die if I see a tarantula or any other huge spider. Yes Ive read about the widows and recluses and they scare me but nothing compares to big big spiders....if i live in the a city neighborhood or hang out at the beach do i have to worry about seeing big arse spiders?!?!?!
There are spiders everywhere. We share the planet with them. You cannot avoid them completely. I would consider therapy to get past your irrational fear of such an inocuous critter.

Humans are much more dangerous, not to mention dogs.
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Old 07-10-2008, 09:17 PM
 
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will some nice person out there please give me a serious response? thank you.
San Diego is not a place where I've seen "scary" spiders and I've lived in many places. I'd only seen tiny spiders or those wispy mosquito looking spiders in the house occasionally. There are black widows, but they tend to live outside, and are usually hidden. I'd never seen a tarantula in all my years living here unless it was at the natural history museum or some kind of insect exhibit. That was until recently...we were driving around Barret Junction (back country) and we saw something cross the dirt road ahead of us. I thought it walked like a spider even though we couldn't see it clearly. We pulled up along side the road and sure enough, a tarantula! Since I'd never seen one before I thought it may have escaped and was someones pet but my dh pointed out that it had coloring like the clay dirt road/ditch. Now that gave me nightmares for awhile. Seriously, I wouldn't be worried, that was only one time in 16 years. I've seen much scarier spiders in Asia and other parts of the U.S.
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