posted on Aug, 14 2010 @ 06:09 PM
Golf Ball? I have seen wolf spiders larger than a sheet of paper! On the St. Mark's trail that leads from Tallahassee down to the coast at
St. Marks, these things make webs 40 feet across! They build their webs about 20 feet up in the pine trees so that they miss the bicycles and
joggers. From the ground they appear bigger than a hand, but when they occasionally drop and are on the ground in front of you, they are actually
When a spider that is almost a 6-8 inches across, jumps out of a tree from 30 feet up, and does push ups in front of you to intimidate, it creates a
prehistoric irrational fear and makes a 200lb well conditioned grown man jump and squeal like a little girl, trust me!!!
I grew up in Southwestern Ohio, in the outskirts of Cincinnati. Always lived right on the edge of a dense woods. I'll never ever forget this one
night my oldest brother and I went out to a nearby basketball court shared by our neighbors and us at about 9 o'clock at night or so.
FULL OF WOLF SPIDERS. Enormous. They are very hairy, usually oblong-shaped, with a roughly 3 x 7 inch leg span. Thick hairy legs. Usually black or
dark gray. We decided to put the basketball down, grab some nearby bricks and sticks, and clear the courts. Well - we never played basketball that
night. Sure if you whack them with sticks, they'll scurry away faster than you're comfortable with. But if you try to kill one, you'd better be
prepared for war.
I remember taking a brick, weighed 5 pounds, and really slamming it hard right on top of one of the bigger ****ers. It scared me to get so close to
it, because those those things can really move - but sure enough I got him. But he didn't die! It hardly even crushed him - the devil crawled out
from under the brick. It was bleeding, and a bit slower than before, but it didn't look very wounded.
I forget whether I finished the job or not, that became instantly irrelevant. I realized how powerful these things were right there and then. There
were so many others on the court that my brother and I just left after that. I often joke that spiders are aliens from another planet because of this
[edit on 14-8-2010 by Son of Will]