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    This was crawling in my backyard...

    This was crawling in my backyard. Taken with a digital camera in pitch black so it isn't quite in focus but I was impressed at how well it came out. About an inch long.... yikes!
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    *shiver*

    Hates spiders.. Strikes chickens place off of the list of places to visit

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    Can I touch it?!
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    Do you know what kind it is?
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    Huh!!! That looks ugly. But I appreciate you have nice photography skills.

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    Originally posted by Dotcomsnz
    *shiver*

    Hates spiders.. Strikes chickens place off of the list of places to visit
    I think I'll ask mom if i can keep it.
    Originally posted by mind21_98
    Can I touch it?!
    The spider... right? Mmmm okay.
    Originally posted by Samuel
    Do you know what kind it is?
    I reck'n it's a spider, but beyond that...
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    ugg those and snakes give me the wiggies...
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    You have a strange looking back yard.
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    Nice spider

    I wish I had one

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    Chicken,
    Is that the pic of your pet animal.

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    Nice!

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    Cool

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    Looks like its either a wolf spider (we have these a lot down here in Florida), or a tarantula (female).

    Don't mess with it though. Wolf spiders bite - but they're not poisonous - but some people get reactions to their bites. And tarantulas are poisonous -- but most humans are affected by their bites (same as with wolf spiders).

    Keep the baby away from it at all costs!!

    Both spiders are native to where you live, Chicken. If you're not sure of it, contact animal control, etc. They'll remove it and put it somewhere where its not going to bother people.

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    Feel free to borrow my size 12 boot.


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    nice bug!

    though I hear all the Australians in the room chuckling.

    "That's ain't a spider mate. THIS is a spider"
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    Huntsman spiders are large, long-legged spiders, measuring up to 15 cm (about 6 inches) across the legs.
    Little buggers travel at about a foot a second too... kind of hard to get a phone book on top of them as they race across the floor.

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    Now I can understand if people say they are scared of a spider like THAT!

    I am too !

    I wont sleep for a week!

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    How deep underground do you live? ;-)

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    Chicken, does it bark? hahaha

    (Do you know the story about the barking spiders? hahaha)
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    Originally posted by Lats
    Feel free to borrow my size 12 boot.
    Yeah I was thinking of that, heh. Please de-stink it first.

    Greg... I'd have to agree that my spider is but a wee-spider compared to those you showed. If *those* were crawling in my backyard, I'd buy a gun and shoot it, then mount the carcass on the wall as a trophy.

    Samuel, I know the story...
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    I never heard the story!! plz tell me!!
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    Marko_P, eat some Mexican food, some cabbage, a large bag of fries and then be very very quiet... you'll eventually hear the barking spiders.. heheh.
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    rofl thats kinda sick...but i like mexi food...
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    Originally posted by akashik
    nice bug!
    ...
    Little buggers travel at about a foot a second too... kind of hard to get a phone book on top of them as they race across the floor.

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    A foot!!!? Per second? I'm going to read that again. WOW - a foot/second!

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    chicken, save it, then fedex it to the next host that spams on this board.
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    Re: This was crawling in my backyard...

    Originally posted by Chicken
    This was crawling in my backyard. .... yikes!
    It's only a little spider.....is that why they call you "chicken"

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    it was a biiiiiiig spider. If it jumps on my face the next time I go out there and kills me, then you will know why I much don't like 'em. You'll be sorry...

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    someone should send chicken a bioharzard suit so he can deal with it

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    Maybe this is a terrorist plot to get Chicken!
    You're lucky that you uncovered it before it got you!

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    Spiders

    Lucky in the UK we dont have any like that....... I hope
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    Originally posted by refcom
    A foot!!!? Per second? I'm going to read that again. WOW - a foot/second!
    yep, around a yard in three seconds. The blighters are all legs after all.

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    Heh... You should've seen some of the spiders I've killed. The largest spider I seen (inside) was big enough that it covered the light switc plate (that plastic cover around the switch). Big enough to put a saddle on it and ride it

    The largest one I've seen (I didn't get the kill for it) was about the size of a human hand, and the SOB was inside the house!
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    Damn, hes big

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    A Huntsman is nothing scary at all....
    a lot of my friends have them as pets... we catch them with our hands... they are large... but I don't think it bites... if you approach it the right way.... (I am sure you can tell I live down under =p)
    My backyard have a lot of RedBacks... http://www.austmus.gov.au/factsheets/redback.htm
    hehehe... pay me my air fair... and I will come to US to get rid of all the spiders for you ppl.... ^_^
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    holy you dont THINK it bites?!
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    Re: This was crawling in my backyard...

    Originally posted by Chicken
    This was crawling in my backyard. Taken with a digital camera in pitch black so it isn't quite in focus but I was impressed at how well it came out. About an inch long.... yikes!
    That's nothing, I shake 4-5 of these per day from my doormat. To give you an example of the wildlife I am meeting here in rural Florida, one night I heard a bump on my door. Then another. I opened the door a bit and saw nothing. Closed the door, then the same bump bump bump. I thought someone was messing with my nerves. I turned the outside light on and opened the door really quick. There he was, a 10 inch frog looking at me from the doorstep.

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    Big frogs I can handle. Spiders that you can ride or that run faster than I can... errrrrmmm... no.


    *starts to itch uncontrollably*
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    How does it taste like?
    eeeeeekkkk

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    I would not even get close enough to take the photo
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