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Old 09-20-2017, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Under the Milky Way
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Did you know that the daddy long legs is more poisonous than most other spiders but they cannot bite you because their mouth is so small or some reason like that. I stopped playing with them after learning about this.
Yeah, I actually did know that, and I think I heard it's because their little fangs are not sharp or long enough to puncture human skin. (But IDK if that's the real reason or not.) Weird, isn't it? If they could actually bite people, of course I'd be afraid of them too! They also don't look as gross and creepy as other spiders do IMO, so that helps me since I'm even afraid of non-poisonous spiders due to their revolting appearance!
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Old 09-20-2017, 10:07 PM
 
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I don't like cockroaches. I'm not afraid it's more of a ugh
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Old 09-20-2017, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Did you know that the daddy long legs is more poisonous than most other spiders <>
So don't eat them.
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Old 09-21-2017, 12:04 AM
 
Location: NW Nevada
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Yeah, I actually did know that, and I think I heard it's because their little fangs are not sharp or long enough to puncture human skin. (But IDK if that's the real reason or not.) Weird, isn't it? If they could actually bite people, of course I'd be afraid of them too! They also don't look as gross and creepy as other spiders do IMO, so that helps me since I'm even afraid of non-poisonous spiders due to their revolting appearance!

The Daddy Longlegs (or cellar spider) thing is a myth. They are harmless and non venomous to humans. Most N American spiders are not truly dangerous to humans though bites by the larger ones can be quite painful. The Widow species in the worst of hem. I've been bitten and it's not a pleasant experience. Nausea, hot and colds, severe joint and abdominal pain and the bite site welled up and looked like a boil. Still have a nice scar from that.


Been stung by scorpions, wasps, hornets, bees, nailed by vinegaroons, but I've never been snake bit. Had a lizard or two get me when I was a kid. Have to admit I had those coming though.
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Old 09-21-2017, 02:32 AM
 
Location: Canada
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I would say around our area wasps and ticks.
I'm with you being deathly afraid of wasps and hornets. Black hornets are just evil. They seem to have a personal vendetta to come around me. I run and scream. Bees scare me too but not as much.

Tics give me the heebie-jeebies thinking about them, but so far no one I know (and our/their dogs) have gotten one IN OUR AREA. I would freak if I found one on myself or one of our small pooches.
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Old 09-21-2017, 02:38 AM
 
Location: Canada
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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.
I was with a bear specialist last year visiting a river where grizzly bears come to eat. I asked him the difference between a grizzly and a kodiak bear.

He said the ONLY difference is that Kokiak bears come from Kodiak Island. Kodiak Brown Bear Fact Sheet, Alaska Department of Fish and Game
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Old 09-21-2017, 03:53 AM
 
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The NYC sabre-toothed water bug.
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Old 09-21-2017, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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the nyc sabre-toothed water bug.
lol
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Old 09-21-2017, 12:14 PM
 
Location: State of Washington (2016)
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Probably everything that all of you have already named but fortunately, I don't have live near or come across many of them. For me, it would definitely be rats and raccoons.
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Old 09-21-2017, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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I am not fond of chickens but am deathly afraid of alligators...,
Have never had alligator but I sure love chicken. Prefer to have it cook on the grill though.
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