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post #1 of 29
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Last night and the night before I've had the same experience with what looked like the same exact spider: I'm watching TV harmlessly when a huge black spider just appears. The first night it came running up to me on the floor. I threw a napkin on it (not before squealing a bit ) then shoved a book on top of it a squished the little thing. (I can't bear to feel it squishing. I don't even like killing a living creature but didn't want it running around in my room while I was asleep.)

So last night I saw something moving on my wall. As I looked over I saw THE SAME SPIDER coming towards me!! I had killed it the night before but I swear it had come back from the dead! I got it again with another napkin.

Now I have a laptop in my room and I'm sitting in the same spot that I was when I saw him. I keep glancing around expecting to see the little guy running at me.

If I see him I'm defininitely going to have to post. I hate spiders!!
post #2 of 29


Aww the poor thing,she must be looking for her partner you squished

I would place a glass over the spider and then you can slide some paper under,
scoop her up then put her outside.
post #3 of 29
im quite luckky cause dotty and tilly both love playing with siders
post #4 of 29
Yesterday and today I seen a spider crawling in the house...but I know the first one didnt come back from the dead!! Cause after a few wacks from a shoe I dont think he could've made it!! haha!! I just thought that was crazy to read this and the same thing happening to me the past two days!!
post #5 of 29
You should have seen the giant spiders we had at our house in NC. Freaking huge Wolf spider female.....with a billion ga gillion babies on it's back...



****EESH*****Give me the heebie jeebies.
post #6 of 29
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Originally Posted by ButterflyDream
You should have seen the giant spiders we had at our house in NC. Freaking huge Wolf spider female.....with a billion ga gillion babies on it's back...



****EESH*****Give me the heebie jeebies.


OH DEAR GOD....that imagine is enough to keep my from sleeping for a month!!!! And i was complaining about a few hundred earwigs running around my house!
post #7 of 29
It is a bit freakish....I didn't know what the heck kind of spider it was...so I looked it up online.....I could show you a picture....



We saw several of those, and also a few copperhead snakes....glad we moved...let me tell you.
post #8 of 29
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Originally Posted by ButterflyDream
It is a bit freakish....I didn't know what the heck kind of spider it was...so I looked it up online.....I could show you a picture....



We saw several of those, and also a few copperhead snakes....glad we moved...let me tell you.

Oh God now my nightmares are going to be even worse. There are times when I'm thankful that winter limits the creepy crawlies that like to live here!!!!!
post #9 of 29
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Originally Posted by ButterflyDream
It is a bit freakish....I didn't know what the heck kind of spider it was...so I looked it up online.....I could show you a picture....



We saw several of those, and also a few copperhead snakes....glad we moved...let me tell you.
That's pretty scary. Especially with all the baby spiders
post #10 of 29
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Originally Posted by ButterflyDream
It is a bit freakish....I didn't know what the heck kind of spider it was...so I looked it up online.....I could show you a picture....



We saw several of those, and also a few copperhead snakes....glad we moved...let me tell you.
I don't have a problem with spiders - not at all. In fact I have a rather large tatoo of a black widow on my ribcage (was going through some guy troubles at the time.... - don't ask), but that thing above is the most disgusting thing I have ever seen in my life!!!!

Funny thing is - I have the tat of the black widow and a guy I was dating for years.....his biggest fear? hehe....yeah you guessed it....spiders! Couldn't even look at one in a picture. Would call me at all hours to drive 20 minutes to his house to kill one in a room for him (a room he shut the door too and would not go in once he saw it). And here I come with a huge black widow on my ribs.....hahahahaha. I think it's funny. He never did .
post #11 of 29
Yeah now imagine running into one of those in real life.....they are the size of like a tarantula. Freakish yes....

Usually I'm okay with spiders as long as they don't look evil. And black widows....at least you can smoosh black widows.

But also I didn't know that a spider existed that carried around it's young....that freaked me out when I realized the back of the spider was moving.....and it was babies....I about had a cow.
post #12 of 29
Oh great.. I'm not going to sleep tonight now, thats for sure.

Pictures of spider with billions of spiders on her back.. Eesh.. heeby geebies is right.


And earwigs are just as bad as spiders! Eesh.. I was alwasy told when I was a kid that they would crawl into my ear and pinch me... now I'm terrified of the things. Most bugs dont' bother me.. but those things do!

Big tarantulas don't bother me at all.. hold em on my hand and I won't flinch.. give me a wolf spider or any sort of house spider and I'll freak out
post #13 of 29
You must have missed my posting about the big huge black wolf spiders we have around here that have eggs sacks the size of gumballs!! I won't post a pic since they gross me out!! When I was digging my flower bed I killed 3 and then I left the containers over night and there were 2 more! Makes me feel like stuff is crawling on me now!!
post #14 of 29
I get the same feeling if someone finds a tick on them...or me.

I have the creepy crawlies all day.
post #15 of 29
OK, this thread, I thought it was just "talk" until I saw that Wolf Spider picture
That's just gross. I really want to toss my lunch at this point.

Like most of you, I HATE spiders. B asked me one day to open the garage door and NO ONE has taken care of the spider problem in there. It's like a fricking horror film and ESPECIALLY that garage door. Completely covered with spider webs and spiders (I think they're field spiders medium brown ones). YUCK!! I called him and said that I'm going to be a girl and not touch that door. It was just gross...so I made him do it.
post #16 of 29
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Originally Posted by ButterflyDream

Well, I think she's beautiful
post #17 of 29
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Originally Posted by Arlyn
Well, I think she's beautiful
Yeah I agree with you.

I read that some mother spiders sacrifice their lives for their babies and let the babies eat her to survive.

If you look close she seems to have a pleading look on her face
Like saying 'what have i let myself in for'
post #18 of 29
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Originally Posted by Arlyn
Well, I think she's beautiful
i have to agree. i honestly don't mind spiders, except for black widows. After i had such a bad reaction to being bitten in early spring (severe spasms that caused me to pee my pants, drool uncontrollably & extreme pain & total, complete unawareness of my surroundings, plus my urinary system shut down for almost a day), i have become an expert black widow hunter. i hunt for "bad webs" in the daytime & return to kill the occupant.
If i could pass on just one tip regarding black widows, it would be that they can vary in color, not just the classic black with the red hourglass, esp. when young.
And did you know that a black widow spider bite is likely to be fatal to cats? Cats are more susceptible than humans.
it does matter what time of year one gets bitten, too. the spiders are dormant during the winter & since they aren't eating, their venom is being stored for spring. Black widows can mate once & the male's equipment breaks off inside her, causing him to die and she consumes him. For years afterward, the sperm are stored inside her, and fertilize the eggs as they form. Therefore, when spring comes, she's ready to make her nest & lay eggs; she vies with the other black widows for territory, and she with the strongest venom wins. Guess my "assailant" was gonna be the real estate queen
post #19 of 29
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Originally Posted by catsknowme
i have to agree. i honestly don't mind spiders, except for black widows. After i had such a bad reaction to being bitten in early spring (severe spasms that caused me to pee my pants, drool uncontrollably & extreme pain & total, complete unawareness of my surroundings, plus my urinary system shut down for almost a day), i have become an expert black widow hunter. i hunt for "bad webs" in the daytime & return to kill the occupant.
If i could pass on just one tip regarding black widows, it would be that they can vary in color, not just the classic black with the red hourglass, esp. when young.
And did you know that a black widow spider bite is likely to be fatal to cats? Cats are more susceptible than humans.
it does matter what time of year one gets bitten, too. the spiders are dormant during the winter & since they aren't eating, their venom is being stored for spring. Black widows can mate once & the male's equipment breaks off inside her, causing him to die and she consumes him. For years afterward, the sperm are stored inside her, and fertilize the eggs as they form. Therefore, when spring comes, she's ready to make her nest & lay eggs; she vies with the other black widows for territory, and she with the strongest venom wins. Guess my "assailant" was gonna be the real estate queen
wow..that's really scary that you got bitten. can i ask how did it happen? did you find the bite afterwards, and deduce from the symptoms it was a widow, or did you actually see it bite you? i assume you had to go to the hospital-did they give you antivenom?

i hate spiders too, but only because i'm terrified of them. not just a fear, a true phobia. i don't know how it started, but i've had it since i was a kid. i usually call my bf to kill a spider if i see one..if he's not around and i have to kill it myself it can take me ten or twenty minutes to get up the courage to go near it. i have to kill it because if i don't, i wont be able to sleep for fear it's going to come crawl on me while i'm sleeping.

other bugs don't bother me tho. other bugs, if i find them in the house i pick them up on a piece of paper and put them outside. i'm too afraid of spiders to do that for them :/
post #20 of 29
Thread Starter 
Sorry I haven't posted - I've been pretty busy during the last couple of days. The night I did post this I did NOT see another spider. *whew* I did, however, see a dead beatle under my pillow. And no, it was not John or George. (sorry sorry sorry) But last night Mr. and Mrs. Spider's son came charging at me. He was much quicker than the first too, but smaller. I gave him the same treatment his parents got. It was an impulse, sorry.

I came onto this thread and was greated by a huge fuzzy spider!! I can't imagine seeing that in real life. How big was it? *shudder*
post #21 of 29
Jupiter is a spider hunter and quite often chases me around the house with his kill, not understanding why mummy doesnt want such a lovely gift!
post #22 of 29
All I can add is that I'm glad I live in the UK where the insects aren't so scary.
Don't think I could cope with anything more than a house spider, and daddy long legs (crane fly).
post #23 of 29
Only thing I can say about spiders is
post #24 of 29
Eeeek!

Was so not expecting to see a pic with a spider in it...multiple times lol. I am a total arachnahpobe but am fascinated by spiders. It is so bizarre but I figure "now thy enemy"
post #25 of 29
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Originally Posted by JakkieS
Eeeek!

Was so not expecting to see a pic with a spider in it...multiple times lol. I am a total arachnahpobe but am fascinated by spiders. It is so bizarre but I figure "now thy enemy"
That's not really that bizarre.

I'm also an arachnophobe.
I will still completely flip if a spider gets on me, but I won't leave the room screaming if I see one like I used to.

I tried confronting my fear years ago by keeping scorpions, backfired big time, they creeped me out because they scratched at their aquarium glass at night.
Now I keep a tarantula, works well, she completely hands off and doesn't require much, she's quiet and her container is securely locked.
post #26 of 29
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Originally Posted by maverick_kitten
Jupiter is a spider hunter and quite often chases me around the house with his kill, not understanding why mummy doesn't want such a lovely gift!
My mother-in-law used to get upset when she visited because I never bother to kill spiders (though I will put them outside). We haven't had a problem with spiders for seven years, which is as long as we've had Jamie. He loves to hunt spiders, and if he sees one high up, meows for us to come pick him up so he can get it.
post #27 of 29
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Originally Posted by kc&sherman
Sorry I haven't posted - I've been pretty busy during the last couple of days. The night I did post this I did NOT see another spider. *whew* I did, however, see a dead beatle under my pillow. And no, it was not John or George. (sorry sorry sorry) But last night Mr. and Mrs. Spider's son came charging at me. He was much quicker than the first too, but smaller. I gave him the same treatment his parents got. It was an impulse, sorry.

I came onto this thread and was greated by a huge fuzzy spider!! I can't imagine seeing that in real life. How big was it? *shudder*

Well I say about palm size (if you have small womanly hands like me).

My husband I asked him he said from leg tip to leg tip it was about 3 inches in diameter.

It was the biggest spider I ever saw in real life....that's all I know.
post #28 of 29
I used to be afraid of spiders but now it's no big deal for me to pick up a mexican red-knee tarantula. With those spiders that seem to be coming back from the dead, if you continue seeing them, look around the house for cracks in the walls with webbing over it. If you don't find anything, then it's probably just a typical huntsman spider (extremely common). They are found everywhere but are nothing to worry about. They have a tendancy to get where they are not welcome and you might be annoyed but they are completely harmless.

On the other hand, if you do find some webbing in a crack call an exterminator.
post #29 of 29
I'm not afraid of spiders, they give me the heebie jeebies but I'm terrified of wasps and hornets. Just simply terrified of them.
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