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Giant Spider in Southern California

This is a discussion on Giant Spider in Southern California within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; Oh my! What a story! I'm afraid Perry would be just memory if he had ...

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    Oh my! What a story! I'm afraid Perry would be just memory if he had done that to me! LOL. I like spiders ok, but don't want them ON me.
    KC C's post on brown recluse is correct. While cleaning up after Ivan both a lady at work and I were bitten. My bite swelled and heated and oozed a little but cleared up completely after a couple of weeks. Her bite, however, did show necrosis and she battled getting it healed for months. Left a pretty good size scar on her lower leg. I was bitten on the butt. Guess that goes to show that fat just doesn't disintegrate not matter what! LOL!

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    I can't believe you can live with BW in your back yard, this story makes my hair stand straight but let me tell you my "little" spider story.

    My best friend and I shared a house, and he had this lovely hobby of keeping tarantulas (about 35 of them). All of course where in glass terrariums.
    The first months I checked my bed every night before go sleeping and I will check my shoes and clothes in the morning... really nice....
    After a while a got used to them and even give them water and food when he was away.

    Sometimes they will also run away of course and we had demount all house looking for this things (they where all about the size of a stretched hand).
    I tell you sometimes I was thinking I got completely idiot....

    Anyway there was one in particular that often went for this "walking around our place" and especially when my friend was gone.
    Of course I got blamed for leaving the terrarium open after giving water ecc...
    But every time I made sure that this stupid glass door was shut.
    I couple of times I saw that spider doing "funny movements" with his front legs against the glass door and so I told him.
    Of course he called me crazy for thinking that a spider could think of opening a door I was laughed after for almost six months. But I really could swear that when I was sitting there reading in silence this spider was doing something with that door.
    After months waiting and a couple of evenings spent looking for this silly animal ...we got to see th whole thing.... together ......
    The spider got his front leg on to the door (quite heavy for such a little think) slowly let it slide and in 15 minutes he was able to crawl out!!!!!!
    Maybe a brain of a cat is able to do that....but a spider?????
    My friend, he could not believe it and never told it any body.
    Me? I believe spiders are some kind of undercover creatures......


    Sorry my English is not that great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tmai View Post
    I was bitten on the butt. Guess that goes to show that fat just doesn't disintegrate not matter what! LOL!

    Tami
    If it had desolved the fat, there would be a massive hunt for brown recluse spiders! And not to kill them!! LOL -

    I can just see it:

    "Adipose Tissue Reduction of Beverly Hills - our service REALLY BITES! "

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    Too funny !!!!
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    I think you do a fantastic job with English Breeze! (You should have heard me on my trip to Italy--actually, no, I'm glad you didn't! LOL)

    But a spider who figured out how to escape from his terrarium?! That's amazing--and scary if they happen to be your roomates!) Sometimes I think small creatures are smarter than we give them credit for. No tarantulas for me.

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    Diane, I think your Halloween creep thread is topped right here!

    Bruce's story is a tight squeaker for first place - although his punishment did sound a bit self-inflicted...

    But Breeze's spider story really whigs me out, because if they're smart enough to figure out how to escape, they smart enough to plan pay back...

    McCreeped

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piper View Post
    ...But Breeze's spider story really whigs me out, because if they're smart enough to figure out how to escape, they smart enough to plan pay back...

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    Oh man, that is the last thing I want to think about. Payback from spiders. I don't even want to think about it. It gives me the willies!

    Cheers!
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    Wolf spider ? itsy bitsy spider crawls up the water spout he he in this case Di's pant leg ... cringe shiver anything but a recluse my friend Doug had to have a skin graft on his hand because of a recluse bite . G

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    STEP ON IT! sorry, I hate spiders.

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