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Attack of the killer spiders ...... don't click if ya hate arachnids ....

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Jethro, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

    Gotta love living in this country. Was just bringing me shopping in from the car when I noted a rather large huntsman trying to carry the vehicle off!!!!

    Gawd I hate spiders .... it looked something like below ....

  2. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    It looks a whole lot smaller and flatter now though - doesn't it :p

    Poor little innocent spidey widey.
  3. GofD

    GofD Well-Known Member

    Ugh - James squashed at least two black widows and a fully occupied egg sack on our back walk yesterday. Shudder...
  4. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    ewwww...At least he got them though! :) wouldn't want a whole family of them taking up residence!
  5. Tigratrus

    Tigratrus Well-Known Member


    They were definitely Black Widows too... REALLY glad it was myself that found 'em instead of the kids! :eek:
  6. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    I like widows.
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  7. mrGTB

    mrGTB Well-Known Member

    Black Widows can kill humans. You should be careful messing around near them.
  8. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    We quite often find Red Back spiders around the place here, they are very similar I believe... and YUCK they are horrible, but the big hairy ones are worse ewwww spiders.. so freaky.

    merry Widows are nice....

  9. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

    Naturally someone has to lower the tone .... well done sir, well played, champagne posting :D
  10. mrGTB

    mrGTB Well-Known Member

    That's one good thing I like about living in the UK, we don't have all these deadly snakes and spiders over here. :)
  11. GofD

    GofD Well-Known Member

    Yes, I am aware. Wish we didn't have them here, but apparently we do. Last time I saw one was about 5 years ago in the kids' outside toybox - I'd hoped that was the last time ever. :(
  12. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    omg they were IN the toybox??? uuugghhhh
  13. GofD

    GofD Well-Known Member


    And I HATE spiders, though I usually tolerate the little guys in the house and around the property. Apparently James knew from my face and/or tone that I wasn't joking when I saw the one in the toybox. It really is a bright red hourglass and it FREAKS YOU OUT when you see it...
  14. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I've seen 'em, I've run from 'em, and I've stomped on 'em.... depending on what kinda mood I was in when I saw 'em.
  15. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    Urgh.. in the toybox!!!

    We had a Red Back under the sofa once.. that was bad enough, but I would have freaked out if I found one in my son's room. *does the heebee jeebee shake*
  16. Tigratrus

    Tigratrus Well-Known Member

    It was an outdoor toybox, in the play area that surrounds the swing/clubhouse structure. Still VERY heebee Jeebee worthy though!
  17. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    One of my Clients posted this up not long ago, he was in Marrakesh, and this was a little visitor he had under his table at breakfast..... :eek:

  18. Miko

    Miko Well-Known Member

    You gotta love huntsman Jethro, they are like big pet spiders, they are quite friendly :)

    We get quite a few Redback spiders done here in South Australia.
    Always have to be careful with the little one when outside.

    (1st image is from google)

    This one below was outside my pergola behind a pot plant just last week...

  19. Cezz

    Cezz Well-Known Member

    Most of the time we don't at least... though there have been events were a few black widows have got over here in bananas etc
  20. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

    Mate I'm a kiwi, anything over about half an inch is a monster :eek: Naturally being arachnophobic I've moved to Australia :oops:

    Don't you guys have problems with white tails as well?


    Did run into one of these brutes (Sydney Funeral Web) on the coast .... new pair of undies needed that day!


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