After my hubby got bit by a spider and had to have surgery, any that invade my space get the flip flop. (and I don't bother to check their credentials, either)
Yikes, that's a bit of a monster! The biggest we get over here are maybe a couple of inches, and none are poisonous, except to my silly dog.. he chases them, they bite him, and his nose swells up like a balloon - he's alergic (costs me a kings ransom in vet bills)!
Ms.A, supposedly there are only two poisonous spiders here in Nebraska: Black Widow and Brown Recluse. I keep telling myself that. Shrinky, Silly dog. Ha. These may be the largest spiders I have ever seen.Gary, I am going to give myself a heart attack one day.
Mm, that is not a nice spider!
Better than Brown Recluse or the Black Widow but still creepy.The tranculas(spelling?) are moving now but thank goodness, they are only outside.
eek...we get spiders here...got to be carefulof the recluse...kinda glad our big ones are just wolf spiders....
Poisonous or not, big or small, I try to avoid spiders at all costs.
I hate to say it, but I like spiders. That one might give me pause, but I'd try to get it outside where it belongs before killing it. My mom was merciless about any crawling thing and I was always trying to intervene and rescue the spider or whatever. :-)
Sorry TB- I could not read the story - the picture itself practically gave me a heart attack- - thankfully we have no spiders like that in Anchorage. Now I am going to have my 1st cup of coffee for the day.
Rock Chef, Texas grows many things BIG but here in Nebraska we grow huge spiders. I am so proud.Gail, you have some scary hairy hissy things where you live, way more than we do here.I keep you in my thoughts all the time.Brian, before we moved here hubby told me there were wolf spiders in the space under the house but I never saw them. Man oh man, they are scary looking even though I know intellectually they are not harmful, only to my heart.Jeanie, you and I are in the same club, it may be the weenie club, but I can't help it. DJan, I grab a napkin and pick up a cricket and put it out in the garden, same with small garden spiders. But something about the big hairy spiders....Ina, I am sorry. I so totally understand.Janeywan, exactly. How are you with big hairy spiders? I think you are braver than I am.
ACK! that is one nasty critter, sugar!! xoxoxo
Holy arachnids, Batman. That's an intimidating little fellow there. I love spiders almost as much as I love cockroaches. But at least the spiders are selective about what they eat.
Yikes! Eek! I am so very glad that Maine does not have any poisonous critters such as spiders and snakes. I do not like spiders at all...my husband will do the job of removing them to the outside.
This is not the sort of spider that The Who sang about!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8dSBWysmnM
I am back because now I am wide awake and was able to read the article attached to your blog about the wolf spiders. I about fell out of my chair when I read about what "great, undemanding pets" they are.Still smiling over that line.... I can just imagine coming home with a wolf spider and telling Mr. O this is our newest "baby" Not gonna happen.....!!
I've responded to your call for help, only to be creeped out straight through to the bone. [shiver, shake]I don't mind admitting that I'm a big baby: I absolutely HATE spiders.I promise to help with your next problem, unless it's a scorpion . . .
They're not my favourite life forms either. In the garden keep walking into spiders' webs and it is usually around my face and ears where the cobwebs strike LOL.Could be worse I suppose - I almost stepped on a slug when barefoot the other day LOLI suppose scorpions are even worse but fortunately we don't have those in UK.I'm going to do a post on this but I will tell you anyway. All through my life I have been frightened of rats and I still get nervouse when sitting on the loo in our downstairs WC. My fear remains that a rat will swim up the sewer pipe, grap my most cherished possession and leave with a smile on it's face LOL. Stange how these fears pan out. I am completely relaxed upstairs though.
Savannah, I just had to share with all my blog buddies. No need to thank me especially for the photo. Hee hee.Fragrant Liar, after I see one, if a cricket or grasshopper moves I almost scream. Cheryl, Maine sounds like a wonderful state to reside.Rock Chef, someone needs to write a song about these spiders. Ina, I know, making a pet of the sweet wolf spider? Uh, NO.Charlie, that is so sweet, next problem I will call on you first.Eddie, now I will forever have the picture of you on the downstairs loo. You crack me up.
I can barely look at the photo. I can't imagine what I'd do if I encountered one in person!
I have goosebumps!They look just like the spiders we used to get when we had a summer cabin in upstate New York. I was amazed at the size of them! It sends a shiver down my spine to even think of them! I was sitting on the toilet when I spotted the first one, and, needless to say I shot out of that bathroom like a bat out of you-know-where!They were not fast-crawling though like the little ones here in the city, they were very, very slow.Yes, keep your shoes on.All the best,Eileen
We've got tarantulas outside, but I've never seen one inside! Ugh, I'd hate to step on one!! We do have scorpions and centipedes in the house, though, so no barefootin' for me!
Yep that would do it.Yuck to those things.We got 'em too.Boots maybe.Boots upside their head?Works for me! ;D
Nasty! My partner leaves me to deal with the spiders. In the States we have a bug man that sprays inside and outside the house every month. I dread to think what we'd see there if he didn't!
terri, thank you, you understand and you are the same way. I am telling you, I really freak out.Eileen I am sitting here in my SHOES and reading your comment about the spiders in upstate NY. These wolf spiders don't seem very slow to me.Barbara, when I worked in Las Vegas we has scorpions inside the workplace, a pest control company regularly sprayed for them. That didn't make me feel warm and fuzzy though.Anne, these hairy critters are too much for me; I have to call in the troops. Hubby.Joey, double nasty. I have mentioned to hubby a couple times about a pest service but so far the spiders are rare occurrences and he is here to handle it.
I've landed in the hospital twice with an IV full of antibiotics for spider bites that no normal antibiotic could combat. So I try to give spiders a wide berth. I've never encountered one like this and would not like it if I did. I'm scared of spiders!
Stickup Artist, I am so sorry to hear of your encounters with spiders. Of course you are afraid of spiders, I would be even more afraid if I had endured the same. I knew a man who was a mechanic, put is hand inside a tire and did not know he was bitten but ended in hospital deathly ill. He left the job of mechanic and became a plumber and had scars all over his hand and arm. So when someone says how cute or to make a spider a pet I think of people like him and now you and I think no way.
We have a spider that resembles that picture. I researched it on the web and it appears to fit the description of a "wolf" spider in PA. It shows up at the door to our basement to clean up centipedes--bless him. We took pictures and named him Wolfie. He's very shy and disappears when we get too near so we aren't too concerned. We keep a wary eye when in the basement.
RJ, I so wish I could be calm and unconcerned.
I hate spiders and it's one of the main reasons I can't relax in Autumn when they pop out in the torrid numbers. Yuk!
That one does look a little dangerous. Wear boots Technobabe.
I have to come back on another day to read this story. still a little nauseaus...I hate them and we have had so many of them this year. I agree wear boots.
With black widows and brown recluses, you really don't need any other kinds. I'm glad you're okay!I have encountered both but have been lucky. Brown recluses lived in our woodpile in TN and black widows were everywhere. TN is home to many large and strong-willed critters, to say nothing of poison oak, ivy and sumac.
Our house is overrun by spiders right now. I'm not happy about it.
Now that does look mean!Keep well away!Maggie XNuts in May
They're pretty gross. I see a few of them each year up at the cottage.. often on the dock. I am not a spider person.
OMG...if we had spiders like that here....we'd have to move. seriously. we would.
That is a big spider. Looks like a wolf spider to me. Still, I would rather they be outside than in.
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