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Re: Spiders

Postby vmixture on Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:09 pm

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Re: Spiders

Postby Briggsy on Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:37 pm

Had a very similar looking one to the OPs land on my head yesterday, just as I was about to fall asleep.

Spent the next 30 minutes trying to find the bugger but had no luck.

It was massive as well!
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Re: Spiders

Postby AnthraxDave on Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:06 pm

Caught an absolute giant one out the corner of my eye whilst in bed last night. Was a massive bugger.
Pint glass, cardboard, out the window.
When in the glass, it had its front legs raised up and kept attacking the glass. Was really aggressive for a mundane House Spider.
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Re: Spiders

Postby warp on Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:08 pm

AnthraxDave wrote:Was really aggressive for a mundane House Spider.

probably just back from the pub and that was one pint too many
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Re: Spiders

Postby Greatest Cockney Rip Off on Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:31 pm


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Re: Spiders

Postby Forever Moore on Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:36 am

That is nice to look at GCRO, like a furry animal, much prefer that to the horrific images on here.
Had a cold sweat seeing a massive monster run across the floor other night.
Can cope with the false widows who sit nice & still but those evil monsters dashing about looking for females to mate with give me heart failure. Evil bastards
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Re: Spiders

Postby Burnley Hammer on Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:32 pm

vmixture wrote:Huntsman (harmless)


Harmless? Reckon there'd be a fair chance of my heart giving out if that thing was on my arm.

I am a coward though. I'm also scared of wasps and cows.
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Re: Spiders

Postby Cockneyboy311 on Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:12 pm

Folding up the washing yesterday from the washing line and i pulled a shirt out from the basket, folded it and put it on the pile. I kind of heard this small thud. When i looked this giant bloody spider was attached to the shirt and fell onto the table.

Scared the **** out of me. Save to say i stopped folding any more clothes and retreated to another room :D
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Re: Spiders

Postby Up the Junction on Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:56 pm

Too big, too dark, too quiet. I've had three of the buggers scuttle across my office floor (which leads directly to the garden) in the last week. And they're just the ones I'm aware of.

It's now got to the stage that I won't have the windows/patio doors open at night.
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Re: Spiders

Postby FreeWheeling on Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:05 pm

pablo jaye wrote:
Yes, it's the time of year when I'll hear random screams from the missus and daughter, yelling at me to get rid of these monsters. Last year I had a phone call from the wife who was out, asking me to open the front door for her as there was a Basingstoke Spider next to the keyhole, on the wall. It spanned 1.5 widths of a brick (plus mortar width) and probably had hobnail boots on!

I've heard the tale that they were introduced to the area as they were stored in boxes of bananas that were transported along the Basingstoke Canal - don't know how true it is.

Dont forget the Fyffes ripening plant in Basingstoke

Only 4-6 weeks away from the Orb Spider season, little chaps who build great webs, awesome sight
Our front garden due to an alcove gets dozens of them, they come out as the same time as the daddy long legs.
I have spent many an hour catching the daddy long legs and throwing them into the centre of the Orbs web
then stand back and watch the Orb wrap the long legs up and save it for dinner
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Re: Spiders

Postby FreeWheeling on Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:22 pm

Walked through the door to be welcomed by this little chap this evening
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Re: Spiders

Postby hammerdivone on Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:31 pm

That's a baby
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Re: Spiders

Postby Rowly on Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:17 pm

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Re: Spiders

Postby WCpete on Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:15 am

We have Brown Recluses here. They're not very big. They're not frightening looking as spiders go. It would be much better if they were so you could see them coming. Google 'brown recluse bite'. Be warned, it's not pleasant. I have a few friends have been bitten, so I can confirm, it's terrifying.
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Re: Spiders

Postby Joyeux Marteau on Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:36 am

This thread needs to be renamed either NOPE or BURN IT WITH FIRE, if someone could make the necessary arrangements I'd be grateful.
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Re: Spiders

Postby kenthammer1984 on Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:49 am

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Re: Spiders

Postby vietnammer on Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:07 am

Johnny Byrne's Boots wrote:Never trust anything who's knees are higher than its shoulders.

ageing hammer wrote:That's why I don't trust your mum.

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Re: Spiders

Postby Slacking student on Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:42 pm

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Re: Spiders

Postby Rio on Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:37 pm

Couple of these spotted in Dagenham of late

http://www.dagenhamchaselnr.org.uk/asse ... er_lge.jpg

It makes me yearn for the days when I lived at home. My dad, who is biggest sufferer of arachnophobia I know, used to patrol the house of a night during the Summer, armed with a paper or a slipper 'big game hunting' as he called it
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Re: Spiders

Postby Mega Ron on Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:57 pm

Johnny Byrne's Boots wrote:Never trust anything who's knees are higher than its shoulders.

ageing hammer wrote:That's why I don't trust your mum.


That made me really laugh out loud.
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