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Old 04-04-2013, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Corona the I.E.
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My gawd I wish I wouldn't have clicked on that link. Now I am going to be thinking about the man eater!
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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I also like spiders.
But I would shriek like a little girl if I found one of those (let alone a huntsman spider) in my house.

I take spiders outside with my bare hands instead of killing them. Unless they're black widows or brown recluses.
I would shriek like a little girl too!

I am not as brave as you.....I capture them in a paper bag and then take them outside. {or to the basement or the spare bedroom in the winter } Most of the time I just leave them where they are unless they are hanging out where I like to hang out or they are about to become a cat toy.

Unfortunately, many times my cats get them before I do.

I would love to see the look on their little faces is they saw THAT running up the wall!
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Corona the I.E.
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I would shriek like a little girl too!

I am not as brave as you.....I capture them in a paper bag and then take them outside. {or to the basement or the spare bedroom in the winter } Most of the time I just leave them where they are unless they are hanging out where I like to hang out or they are about to become a cat toy.

Unfortunately, many times my cats get them before I do.

I would love to see the look on their little faces is they saw THAT running up the wall!
When I was living in Nor Cal my GF moved into the sublet one day I came over and there was the hugest spider on the wall, I think it was a wolf spider. So being a snake guy I figured live and let live right?
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:36 PM
 
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Speaking of spiders, this is my favorite site for dispelling spider myths:

Spider Myths: Home
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:58 PM
 
Location: Corona the I.E.
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Speaking of spiders, this is my favorite site for dispelling spider myths:

Spider Myths: Home
I read that one after I saw a large black widow running from wood pile to basement window splat!
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:06 AM
 
Location: SE Michigan
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I would shriek like a little girl too!

I am not as brave as you.....I capture them in a paper bag and then take them outside. {or to the basement or the spare bedroom in the winter } Most of the time I just leave them where they are unless they are hanging out where I like to hang out or they are about to become a cat toy.

Unfortunately, many times my cats get them before I do.

I would love to see the look on their little faces is they saw THAT running up the wall!
Oh good for you saving them!

LOL and I thought about how my dogs would respond to an giant hairy spider.
Black Lab: La la la la de daa, hey is that a crumb of food on the floor? Hmmm that couch sure looks comfy....wouldn't notice it.
Rottweiler: EAT THAT THING NOW!!
JRT cross: EAT THAT THING NOW!!

Pretty much, large tropical bugs or spiders would not stand a chance here. I have dogs that kill wildlife, bugs and can (seriously) snatch birds right out of the air.

In my last house I had several house centipedes. At first I was horrified but once I realised how beneficial they were I'd just cart them down to my basement and let them be.
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:06 AM
 
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Note to self ... Do not look at pictures of giant, man-eating spiders before bed... Arrrgg!!!!!
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:12 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I am not even going to click on that link.
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:00 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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You see this is the very reason I dont live in one of those se asian countries or anywhere near them . LOL.
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:06 PM
 
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I thought I saw a blue version of this spider too. Anyway, cool spiders!
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