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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by John Backlund, Jul 31, 2020 at 1:30 AM.
Hey OP, you know that's a baby, and spiders are born like a 1000 at a time right? Good luck.
Do they sound anything like Lianne La Havas?
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.
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.
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.
Not scared of 'em...I just don't like 'em.
And later on try to identify what kind of spider it was.
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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.
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.
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.
It's lucky the animals don't have the same rule for when we go outside . . .
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.
Cool custom shop fangs. I suppose that might get a pass from me as well.
Spiders- aren't they David Bowie's mates from Mars? You can see them up , close and personal for $350,000 USD.
The second seven-legged spider was smaller than the first, that's how I know it's a different cootie.
A jumping spider’s only disadvantage is size.
Killer instinct ? (Eats to live, not cuz something gives it “the creeps”)
vision ? (Please )
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
We are overgrown flesh babies compared to them...
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.