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Old 09-25-2017, 05:00 PM
 
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Sharks, alligators and any carnivore of the water.

I was an avid surfer when I was younger. I was at the beach every weekend. My surfer and diver friends would always say "just remember, when you enter the water, you enter the food chain" and we'd laugh. Maybe it's because when your young, you tend to think your invincible.

But, I find that the older I get, the more wary I get. One day I went out by myself and saw a shark in the distance. I have to admit, it really freaked me out.

I still love the beach and watching the surfers. Who knows maybe someday I'll venture back into the water, but for now, I'll keep my toes in the sand.
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Old 09-25-2017, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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And you live in Arizona? Guess you don't venture out much in the desert???

How about the Gila? Have you seen one in the wild???





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Any reptile except lizard.
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Old 09-30-2017, 01:10 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Bot fly and ticks. Both are parasites.
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Old 09-30-2017, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Rutherfordton,NC
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Spiders I HATE Wolf spiders. Long story short hid in a tree when I was 10 felt something crawling all over me. Turned out to be a next of baby wolf spiders had hatched and climbed all over me.


Nuff said. Small spiders don't bother me but any good sized spider I'm ready to scream like a little girl. Ask my wife.
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Old 09-30-2017, 03:41 PM
 
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I am terrified of any huge insects and I hate caterpillars.

But what I truly hate are spiders (arachnids). There's just something about them that I hate, ever since I can remember being a little kid the sight of one makes me freeze and my heart beats fast.

Very teeny baby spiders don't scare me but once they get to the size of an adult house spider game over.
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Old 09-30-2017, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Poor guy.
Read CHARLOTTE'S WEB, where the spider is a heroine and friend.




UOTE=Suburban_Guy;49682565]I am terrified of any huge insects and I hate caterpillars
But what I truly hate are spiders (arachnids). There's just something about them that I hate, ever since I can remember being a little kid the sight of one makes me freeze and my heart beats fast.

Very teeny baby spiders don't scare me but once they get to the size of an adult house spider game over.[/quote]
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Old 09-30-2017, 05:15 PM
 
Location: southern born and southern bred
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just completed a good cleaning on front of house, outdoors. Turned a bench over to wash away the cob webs and found a nest of BLACK WIDOWs!!!!!! Lord have mercy
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Old 09-30-2017, 11:45 PM
 
Location: Calif
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Bears, Cougars. Although Bear is my totem animal, I still am afraid of them.
Brown recluse spiders. They are sneaky.
Tarantulas. They are just...*shudder*...too many legs and too darn big!

That's about it.
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Old 10-01-2017, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Glad you turned it over in place of grabbing underneath first




QUOTE=PippySkiddles;49683391]just completed a good cleaning on front of house, outdoors. Turned a bench over to wash away the cob webs and found a nest of BLACK WIDOWs!!!!!! Lord have mercy [/quote]
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Old 10-01-2017, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Cougars are numerous in N Cal., aren't they?? I'd be afraid too.



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Bears, Cougars. Although Bear is my totem animal, I still am afraid of them.
Brown recluse spiders. They are sneaky.
Tarantulas. They are just...*shudder*...too many legs and too darn big!

That's about it.
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