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Freaky spider stories

Post by DoRightByThem » Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:00 am

Freaky spider stories. I’ve seen a big effing huntsman. Haven’t seen one in the flat though
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Re: Freaky spider stories

Post by hanno » Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:02 am

Generally harmless though they can bite hard.
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Re: Freaky spider stories

Post by DoRightByThem » Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:11 am

Wish I could send one to my ex in the US, still alive of course
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Re: Freaky spider stories

Post by iluvu » Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:21 am

Bigass huntsman hiding in a mop bucket I left out to dry. I threw that bucket and screamed. Came back with a bottle of raid and sprayed that fucker and left it’s body in the garden. I could still see the body from the 2nd floor so I went back and threw the body over the fence.
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Re: Freaky spider stories

Post by hanno » Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:36 am

iluvu wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:21 am
Bigass huntsman hiding in a mop bucket I left out to dry. I threw that bucket and screamed. Came back with a bottle of raid and sprayed that fucker and left it’s body in the garden. I could still see the body from the 2nd floor so I went back and threw the body over the fence.
Should have just left it alone or remove it. Their diet consists primarily of insects.
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Re: Freaky spider stories

Post by Spigzy » Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:40 am

hanno wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:02 am
Generally harmless though they can bite hard.
Au contraire (sort of), I think the huntsman is #1 in the list for causes of death in Australia. Mainly as they like to sit in the sun-visor of cars, and the driver unwittingly tilts it downwards when driving towards the sun, giant bloody spider drops in their lap, driver loses control of vehicle ...

Calling Bruce Irwin, Aussie myth, or true story cobber? :beer1:
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tunc cantabunt letius angelorum chori:
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Re: Freaky spider stories

Post by Spigzy » Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:44 am

But whilst on freaky spider stories & a bit closer to home..

I was cooking at a barbeque in the dark up at vKirirom resort a few weeks back & my beer-man spotted a spider trotting quite happily over towards the warmth. Turns out it was a tarantula, and the damn thing moved a LOT quicker than I thought having seen the big hairy red/black ones on TV back in the UK. Luckily we were armed with a couple of Khmer grandmas, one pinch of the barbeque tongs and that fellow had a chance of being barbequed Khmer style, but ultimately ended up in the rubbish bin (with lid) for the night ... now I think about it, I don't know who let him out the next day!
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Re: Freaky spider stories

Post by DoRightByThem » Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:45 am

iluvu wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:21 am
Bigass huntsman hiding in a mop bucket I left out to dry. I threw that bucket and screamed. Came back with a bottle of raid and sprayed that fucker and left it’s body in the garden. I could still see the body from the 2nd floor so I went back and threw the body over the fence.
Makes me kinda miss the land of the free and the home of the 12 gauge. Gee wiz
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Re: Freaky spider stories

Post by DoRightByThem » Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:47 am

Spigzy wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:44 am
But whilst on freaky spider stories & a bit closer to home..

I was cooking at a barbeque in the dark up at vKirirom resort a few weeks back & my beer-man spotted a spider trotting quite happily over towards the warmth. Turns out it was a tarantula, and the damn thing moved a LOT quicker than I thought having seen the big hairy red/black ones on TV back in the UK. Luckily we were armed with a couple of Khmer grandmas, one pinch of the barbeque tongs and that fellow had a chance of being barbequed Khmer style, but ultimately ended up in the rubbish bin (with lid) for the night ... now I think about it, I don't know who let him out the next day!
Camel Spiders in the Raq are nasty too man. They will chase you
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Re: Freaky spider stories

Post by hanno » Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:57 am

Spigzy wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:40 am
hanno wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:02 am
Generally harmless though they can bite hard.
Au contraire (sort of), I think the huntsman is #1 in the list for causes of death in Australia. Mainly as they like to sit in the sun-visor of cars, and the driver unwittingly tilts it downwards when driving towards the sun, giant bloody spider drops in their lap, driver loses control of vehicle ...

Calling Bruce Irwin, Aussie myth, or true story cobber? :beer1:
Not true. Redback and Funnel-web Spiders are highly venomous and have caused fatalities in the past but none since 1979 when effective anti-venoms were introduced. Myth.
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