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Old 09-20-2017, 12:07 PM
 
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I'm terrified of rats
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Old 09-20-2017, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Thanks for the information. Will come after you??

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They are fully identifiable and quite green. Picture a green tinted Diamondback with a serious attitude issue. A Great Basin , sidewider or Diamond back will retreat. A Green will flat come after you. The venom is a neuro/hemotoxic combo and there is NO antivenom. Taking venom means death. End of line. Where they evolved from , jury is out. But they are here now. They are more common further South of here. AZ and S NV have more of them. But I've encountered them here within the last ten years.


A guard on the base I worked at was bitten. The fang barely punctured the canvas upper of her boot and the scratch was hardly discernible. She had to be airlifted and was on a breathing machine for 5 days. For barely a scratch. It is THE deadliest snake in N America. And a bit of a newcomer on the scene. I will kill every one I come across. One way or another.
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Old 09-20-2017, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Are they poisonous? Haven't heard of the wolf spider...



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I wouldn't quite go quite so far as to say I'm afraid of them, but I'm very wary of wolf spiders. They live in and around docks and boats.

I have a dock and boat.
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Old 09-20-2017, 12:36 PM
 
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You definitely aren't the only one



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I'm terrified of rats
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Old 09-20-2017, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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I love everything but insects, especially spiders. Downright arachnophobia. I can't even stand looking at the word. I HATE them. Little, obviously big. I can't stand to spell it, but the huge Harry Potters ones are the worse (especially since I love the series!).

I love rodents, ferrets, dogs, cats, raccoons, possums, rats, you name it. But bugs bring out the baby in me. Especially spiders and those with long limbs...

I wear glasses too so spring/summer is the worse cause an all too friendly blood sucker decides my glasses are a good resting spot and I get 3-D glares.
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Old 09-20-2017, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Grizzly Bears, Kodiak Bears ( a larger Griz), and Polar Bears. All these can, and will KILL you. Polar Bears will HUNT you. I am more respectful than afraid, but I do not put myself into a situation I can't get out of.
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Old 09-20-2017, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Forest bathing
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Grizzlies and rattlesnakes. None where I live but where we travel is their habitat. Watchful and aware of my surroundings. We do have black bear and cougar in the commercial forests near where we live but I have only seen scat.
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Old 09-20-2017, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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CroFab and more recently Anavip are anti-venoms for Mohave green bites. Fatalities are rare given timely medical attention.
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Old 09-20-2017, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Poor you....especially since the world is full of spiders!!!




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I love everything but insects, especially spiders. Downright arachnophobia. I can't even stand looking at the word. I HATE them. Little, obviously big. I can't stand to spell it, but the huge Harry Potters ones are the worse (especially since I love the series!).

I love rodents, ferrets, dogs, cats, raccoons, possums, rats, you name it. But bugs bring out the baby in me. Especially spiders and those with long limbs...

I wear glasses too so spring/summer is the worse cause an all too friendly blood sucker decides my glasses are a good resting spot and I get 3-D glares.
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Old 09-20-2017, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Kodiaks are only in Alaska, is that right?? Never seen the other two in the wild....respectful is a good word re bears here at my house, too....black bears.






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Grizzly Bears, Kodiak Bears ( a larger Griz), and Polar Bears. All these can, and will KILL you. Polar Bears will HUNT you. I am more respectful than afraid, but I do not put myself into a situation I can't get out of.
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