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Offline anniebc

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What would you do???
« on: December 17, 2007, 09:36:21 PM »
ONE MORNING YOU OPEN YOUR EYES AND IN THE CORNER OF THE ROOM
RIGHT ABOVE YOUR HEAD YOU SEE THIS ...

What would  you do????!!!!!!!...just curious.. ;D

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Offline strykern

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Re: What would you do???
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2007, 09:38:46 PM »
SHIT THE BED! :o
It is what it is...

I am what I am...

Offline poz1970

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Re: What would you do???
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2007, 09:42:54 PM »
either;

a. scream until someone in the neighbourhood called the cops
b. baygon and a cigarette lighter, and fry the 8 legged freaks
c. make the husband kill it

J
(he who has a splattered spider on the ceiling above the computer.. nearly broke my monitor throwing the phone book at the spider, too :-(
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Offline minismom

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Re: What would you do???
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2007, 09:48:19 PM »
HOLY CRAP!!!!  Not to get personal, but I sleep in the buff and it's 10 degrees outside.  But HOLY CRAP if I saw that on my ceiling, I would jump outta my bed and run for my poor white nekked frost-bitten life!!  Hubby?? Screw it!  It's all about survival...he's on his own!

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Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: What would you do???
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2007, 09:48:31 PM »
Leave them be, Janno. Such spiders are harmless to humans and are useful because they hunt for other bugs. With a few exceptions here in Oz, spiders don't attack things that they can't eat.

MtD

Offline minismom

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Re: What would you do???
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2007, 09:51:30 PM »
"with few exceptions"?  I'll take my chances with frost-bite, thank-you.

mum
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Offline strykern

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Re: What would you do???
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2007, 09:54:23 PM »
Leave them be, Janno. Such spiders are harmless to humans and are useful because they hunt for other bugs. With a few exceptions here in Oz, spiders don't attack things that they can't eat.

MtD
  I don't know!?  That looks like the precursor to an invasion!  If they all grow to that size, they look aggressive enough to take over the bed.
In my world, they would have to die!!  Reminds me of an Atripla dream!
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Offline ademas

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Re: What would you do???
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2007, 09:55:54 PM »
I'd probably move...
at least out-of-state,
and perhaps to another country.

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: What would you do???
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2007, 10:07:45 PM »
Feh! You pansies wouldn't last five minutes in darkest Boolaboolabongbong.

MtD
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Offline minismom

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Re: What would you do???
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2007, 10:17:52 PM »
Ay, but are they Republicans?

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Re: What would you do???
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2007, 10:21:07 PM »
Makes shivers run up my spine.
Spins webs.
Eats their young.
Always one within 10 feet.

Yep.... Republicans.
It is what it is...

I am what I am...

Offline RapidRod

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Re: What would you do???
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2007, 10:25:49 PM »
More than likely I would try to count them.  :D

Offline sdcabincrew74

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Re: What would you do???
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2007, 10:29:18 PM »
Holy sh1t.  I would run screaming from the room (while scooping up kitty and dog) call the realtor and put the house on the market.  I would then promptly check into a hotel and stay there until home and contents (including spiders) was sold!
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Offline fearless

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Re: What would you do???
« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2007, 10:44:25 PM »
Ah, that's a harmless little huntsmen spider with some cute little babies.

I have one just like it, sans the babies, in the corner of my living room right now. They're harmless and keep the creepy crawlies at bay. I would be a little concerned, however, if I discovered 100-200 little baby ones running around up there.
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Offline Basquo

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Re: What would you do???
« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2007, 11:17:09 PM »
First I would pour a drink, then I would get out the clearcast chemicals and start making paperweights for Christmas presents.

Offline aztecan

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Re: What would you do???
« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2007, 01:03:31 AM »
Oh, I dunno. Would they make nice pets?

If they are like tarantulas, then they could be quite affectionate, especially when crawling up your arm up your neck or ear.

So, Jan, what did you do?

HUGS,

Mark
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Offline northernguy

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Re: What would you do???
« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2007, 01:32:14 AM »
Yikes!  Where's the nearest can of RAID?!
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Offline poz1970

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Re: What would you do???
« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2007, 06:46:24 AM »
If they are like tarantulas, then they could be quite affectionate, especially when crawling up your arm up your neck or ear.


SCREAM, SCREAM, SCREAM!! :p
 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
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Offline BT65

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Re: What would you do???
« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2007, 06:56:30 AM »
OMG!  Thank God there are exterminators that live close by. I would run screaming to their house!  Yikes!
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Offline carousel

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Re: What would you do???
« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2007, 07:42:59 AM »
Bug spray or a mallet?  It's me or them.

My apartment is currently under siege from HUGE ladybirds, so I've gotten used to creepie crawlies.  Having said that when I had the first swarm, I had to call a friend to rescue me.

Offline mjmel

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Re: What would you do???
« Reply #20 on: December 18, 2007, 08:04:41 AM »
What I am curious about is what Jan and hubby did. I know you didn't scream and run but what was your (calm) course of action? They are the biggest spiders I have ever seen.
Me, I'd open my eyes and promptly have a rather cold sensation up and down my spine. Then, I'd collect myself and ......slowly get out of bed......then....do what you did!  :D  So, what did you do? Don't tell us you actually left them there. (shudder to think of more babies!)
So, the grandkids don't run off screaming from the sight of these critters?

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Offline David_CA

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Re: What would you do???
« Reply #21 on: December 18, 2007, 08:53:32 AM »
Like Rod, I'd probably try to count them.  That way, I could tell everybody about all the spiders I saw!  I always liked spiders and often had one for a 'pet' when I was young.  Daddy Long Legs and Wolf spiders were my favorites... and still are.  Garden spiders are pretty cool and get quite large.  They're probably the most common to see outside.

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Offline anniebc

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Re: What would you do???
« Reply #22 on: December 18, 2007, 02:57:44 PM »
I have a few of confessions to make.

1..A friend from Aussie sent me the photo..they are not my spiders

2..I knew it was harmless huntsman and her babies.

3..I posted it knowing it would scare the sh*t out of most of you... ;)

Having said that I think I would have freaked..just a little bit..because although they really are harmless they do like to jump.and believe me I know that from experience, it happended to me when I first moved to Australia....I ran around screaming like a banshee until my neighbour (who heard the screams) told me they just like to have fun..I eventually got used to having them in the house.

Living in Aussie hardens you up to a lot of things.

Hugs to all you little pussies out there..and Merry Christmas.. :D ;)
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Offline Queen Tokelove

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Re: What would you do???
« Reply #23 on: December 18, 2007, 05:07:33 PM »
Leave them be, Janno. Such spiders are harmless to humans and are useful because they hunt for other bugs. With a few exceptions here in Oz, spiders don't attack things that they can't eat.

MtD

I agree, that's why I never kill spiders. But something that damn big would have to get the hell out of my house! Plus, I watch too much sci-fi, it might try to eat the kitties. My roomie would prolly try to trap it and put it outside. :o
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Offline Hard Times

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Re: What would you do???
« Reply #24 on: December 18, 2007, 05:14:51 PM »
do they taste good covered in choclate ?
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Offline Matty the Damned

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« Reply #25 on: December 18, 2007, 05:52:11 PM »
Ja,

Huntsmen sipders are big scary looking fuckers. They can grow to the size of your hand and they move fast. I mean, really fast.

But actually they're rather charming creatures. Well, as charming as a spider can get. And despite their grusome appearance, they really are harmless to humans.

On the other hand, if you're a cockroach and there's a huntsman about; you're fucked.

MtD

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Re: What would you do???
« Reply #26 on: December 18, 2007, 06:03:46 PM »
I have let a shark take a piece of fish from my mouth, I have hand fed moray eels bigger than I am. I have worked with snakes bigger than me. Not much in nature scares me, HOWEVER, bugs and spiders do. Put a cockroach on me and I turn into a little girl and run screaming for the hills. I especially hate those fuzzy worm thingys that I call "woolly bullys." May all the ones Ive killed rot That being said, if I saw that over my bed, I would run like hell. Screaming wouldn't even be an option for me. The cats and the dog and I would move to Alaska. Period. Maybe after some seriously intensive inpatient psychiatric help I could return, but never to that house! EWWWW YUCK!

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Offline mjmel

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Re: What would you do???
« Reply #27 on: December 18, 2007, 06:45:32 PM »
So...they would eat the stinking Palmetto bug of Florida? Neat.
They actually emit a foul, rotting smell when disturbed.
eek!
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Re: What would you do???
« Reply #28 on: December 18, 2007, 07:46:17 PM »
I am suddenly reminded of the Fabulous Furry Freak Bros  ;D ;D ;D - matt

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Re: What would you do???
« Reply #29 on: December 19, 2007, 03:57:20 AM »
I am suddenly reminded of the Fabulous Furry Freak Bros  ;D ;D ;D - matt

the Fabulous Furry Freak Bros . i love them.
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