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    Default Black widow spider



    Coffee and cigs by the pool took a detour this morning. We kill a lot of these here, but this puppy was pretty large.

    Just sharing...



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    Default Re: Black widow spider

    Yikes! I'm done peeing myself now, and I only saw the photo. I think I'd rather deal with Bryan's skunk!

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    Default Re: Black widow spider

    Nice one! I killed one a couple of weeks ago hiding under the hose reel on the side of my house.

    Getting a lot if big galloping grass spiders out back on the porch. Stubbs just watches them. Had one in the house the other day trying to make off with a loaf of bread.

    EDIT: Apparently my "grass spiders" are actually "rabid wolf spiders", Rabidosa rabida. Freakin' things are everywhere.

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    Default Re: Black widow spider

    Spiders fly in the air here on a single strand of web. The scopes covered with em by morning. Glad that particular strain never leaned that trick. Shudder.
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    Default Re: Black widow spider

    Quote Originally Posted by bladekeeper View Post
    Getting a lot if big galloping grass spiders out back on the porch. Stubbs just watches them. Had one in the house the other day trying to make off with a loaf of bread.
    Trust Arkansas to be the home of vegetarian spiders
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    Good grief! I'm calling the exterminator first thing Monday morning!
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    We have small money spiders gliding on strings of fine silk as they parachute everywhere in the garden like they were watching us from space....and didnt realise how big we were compared to them cos they were looking down on us...until they landed lol
    But the big beggars are the common house spider that, in autumn, come in doors and decide to run across the living room floor like Usain Bolt causing me to perform the high jump while screaming like a little girl. I think the Cardinal spider is our largest.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8rPpNn2p0M
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    She was a widow....now her children are orfans

    I had to deal with tarantulas back in the jungle, but that was the less dangerous threat there.
    This one, gave us a hard time when it stung the bacteriologist.

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    I still have an active case of the hee-bee jee-bees thanks to this thread. My son was wondering if he could borrow one of my little tables I use while observing. So off we go out to the shed to get one.

    I knew there was an active orb weaver that hangs around out there at night. Sure enough, it didn't disappoint. It was horrifying as usual. My son (14) was actively fighting the urge to go back in the house and leave his father to fend for himself.

    I grabbed this snap with my iPhone. I didn't get too close lest he leap upon me and chew my face off. Counting the legs, it's about the size of a US silver dollar coin. I suppose you could say the dust cap on a 2" eyepiece? It's eyes reflected photons from my flashlight like little mag 12 stars gleaming at me.

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    I would be cleaning your shed with a flamethrower if I found that!
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