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Millions of spiders in Australia

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posted on Dec, 16 2013 @ 01:19 AM

Why did I click on this damn thread.

Why did I click on this damn thread.

Why why why ?!

I ask myself that same thing every time I enter a spider thread. LOL
I literally get the chills. Is there anything more frightening than these creepy things? I love snakes. I love frogs and lizards but spiders.....AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

posted on Dec, 16 2013 @ 01:31 AM
reply to post by amatrine

The daddy long legs thing is actually just a myth, they are
mildly poisonous, very mild, they can and do actually bite
humans. The Mythbusters did an episode on this one, it wasn't
really easy to get them to bite but they will if you scare
them enough.

As to the OP that has got to be my worst nightmare, i would
sooner fight off a tribe of head hunters than face that lol

posted on Dec, 16 2013 @ 01:31 AM

Daddy long legs are the most poisonous spider on earth, but the teeth are to small to bit human skin

Nope, sorry - this is a well known myth...


posted on Dec, 16 2013 @ 03:10 AM
reply to post by randyvs

Those nukes in Aussies Land.

Think what will eventually come ashore in Californication. Did I spell that right?

You think all those Japanese monsters are bad? Godzilla is a pussy.

Wait until the giant Kanga Monsters hop to your shore. Every hop is a 9.5 earthquake!

And the Platypus Monster squashing whole cities with its tail.

And the irradiated spiders jumping from one sky scraper to the other crushing them in joyous abandon.

See, you have no idea what to expect. Irradiating Aussies Land is a very very very very bad idea!


posted on Dec, 16 2013 @ 03:29 AM
Why are americans so afraid of little teensy spiders when YOU HAVE BEARS!
Yes, bears ... bears that can rip open your tent whilst camping.

We can camp in a tent and not worry about that because we DON'T HAVE BEARS!

BEARS v SPIDERS .. I'll take the spiders thanks.

btw. I've seen one spider in the last 12 months, I think this is some sort of urban myth or something.
ciao ciao.

posted on Dec, 16 2013 @ 03:31 AM
reply to post by alienjuggalo

Snakes too. When it flooded here earlier this year, we had wildlife of all kinds running to escape the floodwaters. We'd be finding everything from spiders and snakes, frogs, cane toads, rabbits, lizards, even roos up around the house area as it is the high point on the property.

I guess survival outweighed coming close to people in this time. It made for interesting times when we were sandbagging beforehand and cleaning up afterwards.

posted on Dec, 16 2013 @ 03:46 AM
reply to post by pheonix358

But what about the spiders !?!

You don't seem to be having much luck.

posted on Dec, 16 2013 @ 04:05 AM
reply to post by bellagirl

You haven't known true terror till Mr Huntsman saunters down your windscreen on his way to behind the dash... You know he's still there with you somewhere...watching....waiting....

posted on Dec, 16 2013 @ 04:14 AM
reply to post by LordGoofus

Just flea bomb the car. It is really easy, no more problems for ages.


posted on Dec, 16 2013 @ 04:18 AM
reply to post by randyvs

lol, bloody city dwellers.

Just need flea bombs or Croc Dundee. No worries mate. They are just having a party, and who caused them, the bloody yanks of course.

What movie was that, looked like a really good laugh. Hysterical in fact. Loved the trap door spiders. Funny as hell.


posted on Dec, 16 2013 @ 04:25 AM
reply to post by pheonix358

Eight Legged Freaks !

ELF makes for easy memory.

posted on Dec, 16 2013 @ 05:16 AM
I'm staring at a Huntsman the size of my hand right now, he is on the wall behind my monitor!

I have named him George.

We love our Huntsmans down here in Australia, when you have one of them in your house you can feel safe knowing he's keeping the house clean of more poisonous spiders like Redbacks. If they get too close for comfort, we don't kill them, instead we tend to get a broom and usher them outside to continue keeping us humans safe from the nastier ones.

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posted on Dec, 16 2013 @ 05:59 AM
reply to post by Tonatiuh

I can answer this being American, hating spiders and living in an area
that has both venomous spiders and now days black bears.

Spiders i fear because they are tiny and very silent, bears
on the other hand are not all that quiet in most cases and they
are very large. To me something i can see from far away is
not as big a danger as something that could be hiding in
the bed or on a door frame or in a sock drawer ect.

Don't get me wrong, if i were presented with a bear and
spider simultaneous assault i believe the bear would register
higher on my Oh crap-o-meter.

Now grizzly bears well honestly id fight a small nest of spiders
before id be willingly with no barrier near a grizzly, those are
just mean. On a side story my grandfather killed a grizzly with
a Knife, no lie lol now that man was crazy.
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posted on Dec, 16 2013 @ 06:01 AM
link lot sound like my girlfriend....i was out working in the yard today and she comes running out "theres a spider in the bedroom if you dont get rid of it i am not sleeping in there tonight" pretty sure they are a lot more afraid of us then we are of was a huntsman and i chased him away with a piece of wonder crocodile dundee was a hit movie ....spiders eat bugs and i hate bugs .....spiders are fine in my book......

for those of you who do not know the average person will ingest around 20 species of spiders in there lifetime,during their SLEEP......sweet dreams

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posted on Dec, 16 2013 @ 06:04 AM
reply to post by Kryties

The fact you people have actually grown affectionate towards a spider as big as a human hand tells me more than enough. Australia is for men with far bigger balls than I possess. I can deal with that. I'll take grizzly bears and -40C over hand sized house spiders any day.

posted on Dec, 16 2013 @ 06:12 AM
reply to post by DeadSeraph

I would wager to say that just about everyone in Australia has a hilarious anecdote about Huntsmans. They are one of the more common spiders here in Oz and you can find them pretty much everywhere, it's all part of the experience of living in Australia!

posted on Dec, 16 2013 @ 08:38 AM
No We dont have spiders as big as your hand.
Huntsmans are the biggest, and they are only 3-4 inches across.
As one of you Americans said, you have those Huge Wolf Spiders, Bids eating spiders, Huge Tyrantulas, and the Bears, Cougars, Bigfoots, Alligators, Rattle Snakes, and dozens of other kreepy crawlies.....probably more than us!!!. Not to Mention all the Zombies, Mutant Hillbillies, Natural Born Killers, Psychos, Mass Murderers, Monsters, Vampires, Werewolves, Witches etc etc....

I Know, Ive seen them all on your TV shows and Movies.

posted on Dec, 16 2013 @ 09:01 AM

No We dont have spiders as big as your hand.

Whereabouts in Aus are you? Because I'm still staring at one right now that literally IS as big as my hand (and I have fairly large hands).

Most of the Huntsmans I have seen are that big, unless they are 'teenagers' who haven't fully grown yet. I rolled over a log in my backyard once and watched a Huntsman the size of a small dinner plate run out from under it.

Methinks you live in the city somewhere?

EDIT TO ADD: Here is a picture my father-in-law took back in September of a Huntsman lounging about on his fridge door....

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posted on Dec, 16 2013 @ 12:19 PM
reply to post by alienjuggalo

That is simply amazing. Thx for sharing! S+F

It DOES give me the creeps but still a useful species to fight other critters imo...As long as they stay off me!

On a side note - I took the wife and kids to a lodge in the woods in northern Quebec this summer and my daughter nearly had a stroke when shen spotted a HUGE spider.

It probably would have taken up half my hand if I would put it there. She actually was about to hit it with a book when I arrived....Just in time as this motha' had babies on her back(that's what the big white ball on the back is right?)!!! I caught it in a jar and released it in the woods. Sadly no pictures.

Then we all had a good laugh! (once godspida was outside of course).

Oh and I don't think I will ever visit Australia either, EVER!

posted on Dec, 16 2013 @ 12:29 PM
reply to post by gort51

You upside-downers may well have THESE running around.STILL.

Not to mention the secretive Drop Bears.

Honestly this thread made me laugh SO much!Thanks everyone.

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