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    ^ they don't bite. They're harmless.
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    I don't care. They freak me out.
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    ^Me too.
    I had a huge ass spider on my bedroom wall the other day. Trapped
    it into a container and set it free. I'd have squashed it but I didn't
    want a mess to clean up. I'm terrified of them. I thought I was going
    to have a heart attack. Sent chills down my spine and gave me a
    racing heart beat.

    I don't see how this fear can be a 'learned' fear from hearing
    someone else scream at the sight of them. I really don't. One
    incident is enough to create an intense fear for life? And if that's the
    case, I have no recollection of this event occuring for me personally.
    Everything about them absolutely freaks me out. The way they
    move and look is infinitely disturbing. I have visions of them jumping
    on my face when I see them in my house. LOL

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    ^ the fact still remains that you would have gladly scooped one up and tasted it as a baby, before you learned to fear, so you had to develop that anxiety soemwhere along the way.
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    that Heaven is a stranger place than than one I've left behind." - SM

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    However it happened, mine is extremely well developed.
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    We have sun spiders here in the desert. Right after we moved here, we found one marching across the living room floor. It scared us to death, and there was a big argument over just who was going to remove it because both the husband and I were freaking out.

    Image:Sunspider.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Quote Originally Posted by birdmadgirl View Post
    We have sun spiders here in the desert. Right after we moved here, we found one marching across the living room floor. It scared us to death, and there was a big argument over just who was going to remove it because both the husband and I were freaking out.

    Image:Sunspider.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Shoot me in the face! That would effing terrify me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimmlok View Post
    k, the worst we have here are house centipedes or house spiders.
    Same here and I'm quite happy with that.

    Quote Originally Posted by KrisNine View Post
    We get nasty Black Widows out here quite a bit. They are a bit scary.
    God, I hate black widows. When I was living out west my sister found one in her closet. We all slept in my parent's bedroom that night.

    Quote Originally Posted by birdmadgirl View Post
    We have sun spiders here in the desert. Right after we moved here, we found one marching across the living room floor. It scared us to death, and there was a big argument over just who was going to remove it because both the husband and I were freaking out.

    Image:Sunspider.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    That's very scary looking, are they venomous?
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    ^ Ok, I'm generally pro-anything that eats mosquitos, but THAT sun spider made me throw up in my mouth a bit. It looks like an alien!

    or what I imagine an alien would look like, that is.
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    that Heaven is a stranger place than than one I've left behind." - SM

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    ^^ It doesn't look like the kind of spider that could easily be crushed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by birdmadgirl View Post
    We have sun spiders here in the desert. Right after we moved here, we found one marching across the living room floor. It scared us to death, and there was a big argument over just who was going to remove it because both the husband and I were freaking out.

    Image:Sunspider.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    OH CRAP!


    Why did I look? I knew I shouldn't have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by birdmadgirl View Post
    We have sun spiders here in the desert. Right after we moved here, we found one marching across the living room floor. It scared us to death, and there was a big argument over just who was going to remove it because both the husband and I were freaking out.

    Image:Sunspider.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    That looks like the infamous Camel Spider of Iraq War fame (the famous picture that made the email rounds years ago of a soldier holding a huge one by hand).

    Ya I 'm not sure where I developed such intense fear of spiders. It's so bad, it's a ritual everytime I come home or even when I just walk around the house, I look at the ceilings to see if there's a spider anywhere. Any room I go into, I have to slowly look up and around to make sure none are around. If I see one, my heart beats fast and I am terrified. Damn I hate them so much.

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    I was looking at spiders and snakes on the net and found this


    THE MOST VENOMOUS SNAKE IN THE WORLD
    NAME: Expecteria Trouserius" (Trouser Snake).

    LOCATION: Throughout the world.

    DESCRIPTION: Varying from pink to black. Fang-less with a highly venomous spit.

    Size varies from 3 to 12 inches, depending on its mood & sub-species.


    SYMPTOMS: This snake attacks mainly women in the lower front abdomen, resulting in an inconspicuous bump. Then a severe swelling followed by excruciating pain after nine months. The attack is not usually fatal.

    HABITAT: Usually found in bedrooms, but has been known to appear in the most unusual places.

    ANTIDOTE: Various types of vaccine available for women. However, once the venom is injected into the body only drastic measures will ensure complete recovery.

    WHAT TO DO WHEN ATTACKED
    TORNIQUE: Do not apply a tornique as the venom is too deep in the body to be affected.

    CUTTING THE WOUND: This would be completely unnecessary and ineffective as the bleeding will stop after a few weeks anyhow.

    SUCKING THE WOUND: This method is the most popular with the victim, but so far has not been reported to have led to any success.
    MILKING THE SNAKE:
    1. Place four fingers of the right hand around the neck of the reptile, with the thumb in the front.
    2. Grip firmly and move the hand in an upwards and downwards motion.
    3. This will result in the snake becoming highly aggressive and start spitting.
    4. The time taken for this milking process depends entirely on the milker and the last time the snake attacked.
    5. Once milked the snake should be harmless for about 20 minutes.


    CONCLUSION
    This snake, although it is very aggressive and active, is not necessarily a vermin, and treated with the right respect, makes a wonderful pet.
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    I've heard that the average person swallows several small spiders in their sleep each year. Can't remember the number.

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    My husband likes to catch them and watch them go down the toilet as he flushes it. He gets so pissed if I smash them before he gets to them.

    Yes, he has mommy issues too, but I don't think he's a serial killer. Just FYI.
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