Ok... what's going on with these spiders?

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  1. Switchy

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    Hey OP, you know that's a baby, and spiders are born like a 1000 at a time right? Good luck.
     
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    Do they sound anything like Lianne La Havas?
     
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    When we lived in Arkansas, we were infested the entire time with Brown Recluses. I must have killed a thousand of them over the 3 years we were there. The glue traps accounted for most of them, but I killed 5-8 of them every night as well. We also caught scorpions and other bugs, despite that fact that I never, ever saw a scorpion on the ground.

    We had two babies at the time, which made the spider situation pretty nerve wracking. Something like 90% of the time BR bites are harmless, and we never had an serious bite. But it was a great relief to move.
     
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    I have a very simple rule, if you are inside you die...if you are outside, you live. While I would certainly like to catch and release,. most time's it's a moment of pause, then absolute fear as the spider you tried to catch didn't cooperate and now can be in the cup, on you or.......eek, pass.
     
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    I used to give indoor spiders a pass, but that was before I began to suspect they were biting my fingers and hands at night. Now, it’s show your face and die.
     
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    Not scared of 'em...I just don't like 'em.
     
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    And later on try to identify what kind of spider it was.
     
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  11. John Backlund

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    I'm probably something like 200,000 times heavier than any of them are, and have a destructive chemical technology at my fingertips that can destroy them on a whim, and about ten bucks

    I'm not the one that needs to worry if they decide to 'pee in my cornflakes', so to speak.

    We will co-exist in a relationship of mutual respect and harmony.....or else.
     
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    This feisty 'jumper' wanted to pick a fight with me last spring, I took 'the high road' and walked away....this time.

    I knew I could 'take him' with one hand tied behind my back.. hell, both hands tied behind my back, but he (she?) didn't know that, and I didn't want smashing him just for the f@#k of it on my conscience, besides, he had grit, and you have to respect....grit.

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    Now THAT'S a spider! Funny thing about Jumping Spiders... They have a Rolodex in their head with two entries: Food and Enemy. They will not bite anything else. WE are not in that Rolodex, so MENTALLY, Jumping Spiders cannot bite you. This one was probably looking for a new hunting spot, and you looked like a darn fine tree.
     
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    It's lucky the animals don't have the same rule for when we go outside . . .
     
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    I'm not sure the idea that the same 7 leg spider found its way back in to the same spot is too far fetched. Wolf spiders can move pretty quickly. If monarch butterflies can spend 5 generations making a round trip from a tree in Mexico to Canada and back to the same tree in Mexico, then I could see a spider finding its way to the same spot 50' away over 24 hours.
     
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    Cool custom shop fangs. I suppose that might get a pass from me as well.
     
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    Spiders- aren't they David Bowie's mates from Mars?;) You can see them up , close and personal for $350,000 USD.
     
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    The second seven-legged spider was smaller than the first, that's how I know it's a different cootie.
     
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    A jumping spider’s only disadvantage is size.

    balls ?
    Tenacity ?
    Killer instinct ? (Eats to live, not cuz something gives it “the creeps”)
    vision ? (Please :rolleyes:)
    Athletic prowess ?
    “Are you f-ing with me”-ness ?

    I saw one one time on the side of my house, you know the black and white ones? I realized it was wearing a tiny T-shirt which read “Never take a step backward !” with one of these faces under it :mad:

    We are overgrown flesh babies compared to them...
     
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    I call this “the Kentucky Tarantula.”
    Snapped and released alive for my family to see first hand.
    Most of my friends haven’t even seen one...
    I have seen three in my 50+ years of spider loathing/respect.
     
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