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post #31 of 42
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Your thread gave me the hebegebes
post #32 of 42
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Originally Posted by Zissou'sMom View Post
Knowing Zissou's propensity to play with bugs--- that poor black widow would've been a goner. Non-poisonous bugs (except house centipedes ewwwwwwwwwwww) are left alone, but I'm not taking a chance on a black widow Eek!

Well, here's to you keeping that spidey outside where she belongs!
OMG House centipedes are DISGUSTING! I get them here.. I see one about every couple of weeks or so Trout eats them and leaves their legs behind...so I know she hunts them at night
post #33 of 42
Thank you for relocating her. She cannot help what she is, but we, as the "more evolved" species can determine our actions

My mom was bitten by a spider badly as a child and feared them. Over the years we learned about them together and now she is a relocator. She was one of those people who would see a teensy spider and swear it was a nuclear-mutated 10 foot wide specimen. She is still quite the dramatist, just not with spiders.

Two of my neices started out screaming when they saw them, probably because that's what they saw other girls do. I only took that for about two seconds. They know lots about spiders now (and other critters) and relocate. None of that girly screaming thing happening around me. If it is an authentic fear, that's one thing. To do it just to kill because of ignorance, that is quite another.

We're all in this life together. It is only polite to share
post #34 of 42
OH MY GOD!!!! i HATE SPIDERS!!!! ALL I CAN SAY IS OH MY GOD!!!! I have an extreme phobia of, reading your thread made me shake! I can't even see them on the tv!
post #35 of 42
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Originally Posted by sarahp View Post
She'd be dead at our house as well. I don't mind non-poisonous spiders, they can hang around, I don't even bother relocating them. Poisonous ones though - I always squish.

We often got redback spiders (which are from the same family as black widows) back home in Brisbane, and they'd be all over the place. I always killed them otherwise they'd just keep on breeding. YUCKO!!!!

Look at it!! EWWW!!!

I think shes pretty! I dont mind spiders as long as they dont get on me. Even then I just put them in a cup and take them outside. Im not scared of spiders but I flipped out over a moth.
post #36 of 42
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I think shes pretty! I dont mind spiders as long as they dont get on me. Even then I just put them in a cup and take them outside. Im not scared of spiders but I flipped out over a moth.
This reminds of of something. While I am here being all holier-than-thou about spiders, I had a very deep fear of moths as a child. I still don't know why. It started when we lived in Huron, South Dakota. We called moths "millers" for some reason. I remember being terrified of them in the stairwell. Never had nightmares but I was always on the lookout to avoid them. I overcame it, probably by realizing they are butterfly cousins or something. Even today, in certain moments if I see one I shiver for a second. Weird!
post #37 of 42
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I think shes pretty! I dont mind spiders as long as they dont get on me. Even then I just put them in a cup and take them outside. Im not scared of spiders but I flipped out over a moth.
Pretty?!?!! Ewww!!! These things get to be huge and can cause some serious damage - particularly to pets, small children and the elderly. They are aggressive and will strike out if you accidentally put your finger too close to them (say picking up a chair and put your fingers under the chair to lift it, and happen to poke near one).

Nasty, horrible, ugly, creepy things....
post #38 of 42
she's lucky she wasn't in my house- i'm definitely a smasher!!! spiders creep me out!! i have the scares from 3 brown recluse bites (and horrible memories!!!) to justify that though! I do NOT like spiders.
post #39 of 42
They are so beautiful! I love spiders. We don't have spiders here that are dangerous to humans, but I'm sure I've told the story before about my encounter with a brown recluse that stowed away in my luggage. There I was chucking her under the chin and telling her how lovely she was. I definitely got lucky that day when she decided not to bite me. She crawled into the bathroom light a couple of days later and fried herself
post #40 of 42
I never used to kill them until I found out they bite. I kill mosquitos too.
post #41 of 42
You DO know that the Widow spiders ARE poisoneous Nial - I normally don't like to kill very many critters, but in this case, if a BW was in my house - she would be a DEAD spider!
post #42 of 42
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post
You DO know that the Widow spiders ARE poisoneous Nial - I normally don't like to kill very many critters, but in this case, if a BW was in my house - she would be a DEAD spider!
Yes G, , I'm very aware that the tiny black spider is poisonous. But she is also rare when compared to other spider species and IMO deserved to live to see another day.
So she got relocated.

I did the same thing last year when I found one in the cattery. I also free'd a snake that was trapped by a loose piece of duct-tape.

Normally the only bugs I'll kill are mosquitos, gnats and horseflys.
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