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    Re: Massive, 6-inch hairy spider saved from mind-blowing Australian flood

    Quote Originally Posted by OlNate View Post
    I would move. I would not pass Go, I would not collect $200, I would go directly to where those are not. lolz...
    I'm fairly certain those brown recluse spiders are found everywhere......unfortunately.

    Seriously, damn, man, that's awful. Glad she's ok, but what an ordeal!! I gotta ask, though, how did she get bit on the cheek?? Was she awake?
    I'll tell you how she got bit........SPIDERS ARE SNEAKY WRETCHED CREATURES!!!
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    Re: Massive, 6-inch hairy spider saved from mind-blowing Australian flood

    Quote Originally Posted by radioman View Post
    I'm fairly certain those brown recluse spiders are found everywhere......unfortunately.


    I'll tell you how she got bit........SPIDERS ARE SNEAKY WRETCHED CREATURES!!!
    That is all.
    Holy ****, I just made the mistake of google imaging them, and some of the wounds came up.

    In other news, I have just (now) purchased a parcel of land in the arctic circle upon which to build a home, as apparently these things are in Ontario as well.
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    Re: Massive, 6-inch hairy spider saved from mind-blowing Australian flood

    Quote Originally Posted by radioman View Post
    Yikes, nothing like a 50's sci-fi flick to feed my fear.
    Did you see "The Incredible Shrinking Man" ?.....ghastly battle with gigantic arachnid...the giant cat wasn't so good either.
    What about "The Fly"...where the half-man/half-fly is about to be eaten by the spider as he cries out for help......horrific scene.
    I've now decided that 1950's horror flicks are responsible for all my phobias.
    Thanks for the memories........I think.
    And here is the youtube clip of that horrific scene.....



    After watching this hideous clip, try telling me my arachnophobia is irrational.

    PS: I love Vincent Price. He was the king of B-movie horror. Better than the great Christopher Lee.
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    Re: Massive, 6-inch hairy spider saved from mind-blowing Australian flood

    Quote Originally Posted by radioman View Post
    I'm fairly certain those brown recluse spiders are found everywhere......unfortunately.

    Oh yeah, they're everywhere here in OK. I bought a box of stuff at Lowe's last week and there was one inside the box when I opened it.

    Quote Originally Posted by radioman View Post

    I'll tell you how she got bit........SPIDERS ARE SNEAKY WRETCHED CREATURES!!!

    That is all.

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    Re: Massive, 6-inch hairy spider saved from mind-blowing Australian flood

    Quote Originally Posted by OlNate View Post
    Holy ****, I just made the mistake of google imaging them, and some of the wounds came up.

    In other news, I have just (now) purchased a parcel of land in the arctic circle upon which to build a home, as apparently these things are in Ontario as well.
    Sorry to break the news to you, my friend, but forewarned is forearmed..... or something like that....
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    Re: Massive, 6-inch hairy spider saved from mind-blowing Australian flood

    Quote Originally Posted by radioman View Post
    You are missing the point, my friend.
    If you took off your shoe to smash this particular spider, this beast would likely snatch your shoe out of your hand and beat you with your own shoe.
    Sometimes a dignified retreat is the best option.
    By "dignified retreat" I mean, no screaming in terror.
    It was only a mere 15 centimeters. In perth i was swatting flying cockroaches with a squash raquet. In darwin you need a shotgun to take out the mosquitoes.

    Austarlia is the land of creepy crawlies , you get used to it.

    I had a pet funnel web when a kid. Enjoyed teasing trap door spiders. Got into trouble with my teacher at school when i put a huntsman spider on the back of my neck and told the teacher my neck felt funny. The punishment was worth the scream.

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    Re: Massive, 6-inch hairy spider saved from mind-blowing Australian flood

    Quote Originally Posted by OlNate View Post
    I would move. I would not pass Go, I would not collect $200, I would go directly to where those are not. lolz...

    Seriously, damn, man, that's awful. Glad she's ok, but what an ordeal!! I gotta ask, though, how did she get bit on the cheek?? Was she awake?
    It happened in her sleep. I went to kiss her good-bye one morning and she had what looked like a pimple on her cheek. By the time I got home is was WAY past pimple. I checked the Mayo Clinic site for what to do for spider bite. It said treat with a topical antibiotic and if it develops any red streaks, get to an ER IMMEDIATELY. That was Monday. On Tuesday, she went to work (about 4 hours after I do) and they said "Oh hell no!! You get down to the Immediate Care NOW!" She's fine now, but that was some nasty stuff. The venom actually bubbles under your skin like hydrogen peroxide bubbles, only it's neon green. A couple of weird things were that they had seen a bunch of similar bites that year. They also said that while the bite on the face looks bad, it's actaully a good place to get bit because a lot of people get bit on the back of their body (back, legs, neck, etc.) and they often don't realize how bad it is until it's getting really ugly. So while she might have little brown spot on her cheek, at least she got treatment early on in the process.
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    Re: Massive, 6-inch hairy spider saved from mind-blowing Australian flood

    Quote Originally Posted by OlNate View Post
    Holy ****, I just made the mistake of google imaging them, and some of the wounds came up.

    In other news, I have just (now) purchased a parcel of land in the arctic circle upon which to build a home, as apparently these things are in Ontario as well.
    You don't need to go to that extreme, all you have to do is raise up a bunch of Black Widows and turn them loose. You either get Brown Recluses or Black Widows, but not both.
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    Re: Massive, 6-inch hairy spider saved from mind-blowing Australian flood

    Quote Originally Posted by faithful_servant View Post
    You don't need to go to that extreme, all you have to do is raise up a bunch of Black Widows and turn them loose. You either get Brown Recluses or Black Widows, but not both.
    That's good to know. We have black widows, or at least used to until we hired a pest control guy. We also used to have long legged spiders that would build webs all over the house. Now, they're gone, and not missed. I hope that means we don't have brown recluses either.

    Here's a little short video I took last fall of a California tarantula climbing a tree. Now, these are perfectly harmless, as has been demonstrated to me by other people letting them crawl on them (not on me!) They're smaller than my hand, but not by much. Would you let it crawl up your arm?

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