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Old 06-24-2018, 11:30 AM
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Okay.. the palmetto bug with the round sunglass-like markings on the whatever it is is the American cockroach. That’s the Florida State bird roach lol.

There’s a similar sized one without the sunglasses thingy. That’s the smoky brown cockroach.

Not sure but I think the little ones are German roaches.
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Old 06-24-2018, 02:59 PM
Location: Laurentia
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Originally Posted by catalina_yucaipa View Post
Big black carpenter bees, Always been freaked out by them since I was kid; not so much now though. They don't have stingers but they are big and have a loud buzz.
They are disconcerting the first time you run across them as a kid

I remember seeing them at my grandmother's shed in Iowa when I was 3 or 4 years old and being pretty intimidated with them after they started to hover in the air VERY close to my face and doing that loud buzzing, lol. Of course at that age I didn't know they weren't stingless. I just saw a bunch of huge bees and that was enough for me.

You would have hated the place we had in Tennesse, it was carpenter bee central. We found out the first spring we were there when I went with DH to sit out on the deck and a big black bee comes shooting out of the bushes and first hovers right in front of my husband then right in front of me. We had these bees anywhere we walked in the yard, probably because of all the wooden decor and fencing.

I solved the issue by taking a bundle of wooden fence posts and putting them together then putting a roof over it. I planted a nice little garden all around it and started capturing the females and relocating them to the new "bee house" area. At first I had to sweeten the deal by providing a bit of hummingbird nectar for them They ended up liking it and staying there...so I had a bunch of pollinators and the only time the male bees would buzz up and check us out was if we were tending the garden.
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Old 06-24-2018, 03:20 PM
Location: San Diego
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Originally Posted by greatblueheron View Post
I am not fond of chickens but am deathly afraid of alligators...,
All of them!!!

Thats why Animal Planet was created!
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Old 09-22-2018, 02:46 PM
Location: Groveland, FL
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For everybody on this thread (including myself) who are afraid of spiders, can you imagine how terrifying it would be to live here?? https://www.clickorlando.com/inside-...ning-1000-feet
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Old 09-22-2018, 06:10 PM
Location: Phoenix
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I'll go with killer bees, or social insects in general. Just so many ways for things to go wrong.
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Old 09-22-2018, 09:37 PM
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Do viruses count?
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Old 09-22-2018, 10:13 PM
Location: Ontario
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Originally Posted by Nanny Goat View Post
If I was out walking and a big Bear or Lion was near by, I think I'd be da*n afraid. I'm sure they could tear me to shreds if they wanted to.

On a smaller level, I don't like cockroaches. They creep me out pretty bad. In Florida, I'd yell for my husband to come get it out of my sight, those flying ones, palmetto bugs. Once in a while one would get in through the fireplace. Big spiders-- not fond of them either.
I hear you on bears....I got way too close once, about 25 or 30 feet away and I just froze,
thinking it could easily kill me if it wanted to, no way I could have stopped it.

Hate roaches, and yeah Florida is bad.

Also get freaked out by rattlers, when I walking on a a path in the desert SW
I’m always looking 10 feet ahead ....looking out for rattle snakes.
Scorpions too...they are scary.
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Old 09-22-2018, 10:34 PM
Location: North Dakota
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Not a fear, but I find centipedes and millipedes to be disgusting. That's what I dread about visiting tropical places.
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Old 09-23-2018, 11:41 AM
Location: in a rocker on the porch.
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Originally Posted by TroutDude View Post
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.
Wolf spiders like the overhangs of pools too. They freak me out.

Afraid of? Most any snake besides a black racer or garden snake.
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Old 09-23-2018, 11:50 AM
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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I'm STILL terrified of alligators. That'll never change.
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