Spider season already :( Page 24

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  • Demikaze 11 Aug 2012 14:26:45 6,701 posts
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    My cousin found this in his living room.



    It can't be... it simply can't EXIST.
  • Cadence 11 Aug 2012 14:29:15 1,695 posts
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    That's fucking huge, where does he live, Borneo??
  • Demikaze 11 Aug 2012 14:30:11 6,701 posts
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    He lives in Harrow, Greater London! I wish there was some kind of reference point, because that looks massive. Considering it's taken with an iphone (and from a distance I imagine), I think it's quite the beast

    Edited by Demikaze at 14:59:07 11-08-2012
  • SolidSCB 11 Aug 2012 14:38:45 7,197 posts
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    Note to self: never visit London again.
  • ecu 11 Aug 2012 14:42:29 77,231 posts
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    Just looks like a house spider to me. I don't think it's as big as it looks, though it is pretty large for a house spider.
  • ecu 11 Aug 2012 14:47:58 77,231 posts
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    Now this is a spider. :D
  • Load_2.0 11 Aug 2012 15:14:34 19,513 posts
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    Holy shit I cme here to post my encounter with the same beast this morning!

    It is definitely the same as the one in Demikaze's photo.

    Biggest spider I have ever encountered in London. I shrieked like a girl as I flung it out the window.
  • Maturin 11 Aug 2012 15:17:29 3,152 posts
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    Going back a page, rather shocked to see we have a dangerous beasty here in Dorset. We moved further west recently, but our previous house near Dorchester always had hundreds of spiders in the garden and often in the house.

    Never seen a spider population like that. Very prevalent across the village. I assume it was something to do with the availability of food relating to the arable crops in the area bringing in a variety of insects.

    Whereas here further west the farmland is mostly for dairy stock and there are hardly any spiders around at all. We've a much bigger garden and not seen many spiders since we moved.

    Not that I'm complaining.

    Edited by Maturin at 11:59:28 31-08-2012
  • Rens11 12 Aug 2012 02:19:41 1,454 posts
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    have a few biggish spiders in the corners of the window outside, only hang out at night worried there going to creep in. My girlfriend woke up with a spider on her face not too long ago, reading this thread now before bed will probably give me nightmares

    Must stay awake!

    Don’t kid yourself, Jimmy. If a cow ever got the chance, he’d eat you and everyone you care about!

  • ecu 12 Aug 2012 03:14:03 77,231 posts
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    I just had one crawl over me as I was lying in bed. I brushed it off but it was dark so I don't know where it fell. Probably still crawling around the bed somewhere, like on the sides or something.

    Edited by ecureuil at 03:14:25 12-08-2012
  • localnotail 12 Aug 2012 10:44:12 23,093 posts
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    Nah, it's definitely nesting in your ear.

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • Pure-Ultra 12 Aug 2012 13:45:07 741 posts
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    Demikaze wrote:
    My cousin found this in his living room.



    It can't be... it simply can't EXIST.
    Mother of Christ that is a killer.
  • senso-ji 30 Aug 2012 23:52:06 6,000 posts
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    Always remember to clean your cupboards properly!
  • caligari 31 Aug 2012 01:06:58 17,180 posts
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    Maturin wrote:
    We've a much bigger harden and not seen many spiders since we moved.

    Not that I'm complaining.
    Best. Typo. Ever.
  • Maturin 31 Aug 2012 11:59:02 3,152 posts
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    Haha
  • smoothpete 31 Aug 2012 12:49:13 31,706 posts
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    Not the right thread exactly but LOOK I just found a snake by my office

    Pic 1

    Pic 2

    It is an adder

    Edited by smoothpete at 12:55:56 31-08-2012
  • Murbs 31 Aug 2012 13:28:54 22,520 posts
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    smoothpete wrote:
    It is an adder
    AS LONG AS IT ISN'T MULTIPLYING LOL

    Sorry
  • smoothpete 31 Aug 2012 13:57:50 31,706 posts
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    Alastair correctly pointed out that it is a grass snake, not an adder
  • Murbs 31 Aug 2012 14:04:03 22,520 posts
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    Still not a spider ;-)

    In other news, we now know what Mr Rogers was doing with the Brazilian Wandering Spider in his fruit bowl.

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  • Immaterial 31 Aug 2012 14:45:55 1,456 posts
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    In 2008, a supermarket in Chatham, Kent, was forced to close after an assistant spotted one of the spiders under a box of bananas as she stacked them.

    One in ten men in the UK suffers erectile dysfunction at some point in their lives.
    The Daily Mail, bringing you the best in non-sequeters.

    Think I'll just switch everything off.

  • mikeck 4 Sep 2012 10:45:25 1,936 posts
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    I'm getting sick of the local spider population here in Norbiton - they're bloody webbing up my garden every day, also, am sick of my car's wing-mirrors constantly playing host to big-ass webs.
  • HelloNo 9 Sep 2012 14:45:21 1,226 posts
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    Where I work we used to have tons of flies, but thankfully the spides came along and ate most of them.
  • Elathron 9 Sep 2012 15:08:53 1,189 posts
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    I like spiders as they inhabit the majority of my chilli plants, they're one of the UK's unsung heroes for getting rid of aphids and other parasitic blighters.

    However, I used to live in Morocco and these things were all over the place (in the garden, house, car, shoes, etc):



    This is the giant Camel Spider (only one example of the exotic nasties we had to endure), mostly we came across this type in Agadir and Sidi Ifni. There were loads of other types of spider but I'm having a hard time finding images for the trapdoor varieties, and also for some of the semi-large (Sussex Brown Spider kinda size) Bird-eating varieties. Oh and that's not to mention the snakes, giant black and yellow toads (we had one as a "pet" until we realised that it was poisonous), chameleons, scorpions. You name it, there's probably a type of it in Morocco...

    Edited by Elathron at 15:28:41 09-09-2012

    If God said “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you,” to Mary - does that mean he loves bukkake?

  • SolidSCB 9 Sep 2012 15:14:07 7,197 posts
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    Well, that's Morocco on the 'Places I will never visit in a million fucking years' list.
  • Fab4 9 Sep 2012 15:15:44 6,160 posts
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    There was a big one (size of 2 20p pieces for a body)on the wall by the lightswitch in my kitchen last night. Biggest one I've seen in my house since I've moved in (although I have a monster one in my bike shed). Jam-jar and a TV guide...bish...bosh...out the front door. No harm done :)
  • SolidSCB 9 Sep 2012 15:18:01 7,197 posts
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    and back under the front door later tonight to eat your face while you sleep.
  • Elathron 9 Sep 2012 15:25:43 1,189 posts
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    Hehe. The only spiders that end up biting people in the UK (on a regular basis) are this one (the wolf spider):



    And this one (the woodlouse spider):



    The woodlouse spider is awesome if you want to fight spiders. If put in a container full of other spiders, 90% of the time, this one will win IMO (source: I was a teenager at one point :p)

    Edited by Elathron at 15:26:26 09-09-2012

    If God said “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you,” to Mary - does that mean he loves bukkake?

  • muttler 9 Sep 2012 22:59:00 4,229 posts
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    Not to split hairs, but a Camel Spider isn't actually a spider, its a erm 'sophlugae' (sp).  It has 10 legs, two eyes and does not produce venom or silk.

    Edit *solifugae

    Edited by muttler at 23:01:47 09-09-2012
  • Elathron 9 Sep 2012 23:03:24 1,189 posts
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    @muttler - But has a nasty bite:

    If God said “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you,” to Mary - does that mean he loves bukkake?

  • mrpon 9 Sep 2012 23:13:12 29,418 posts
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    Looks like a pizza I had the other night.

    Give yourself £5 or ½ gig, you're worth it.

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