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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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When you realize that they catch sparrows and slightly larger birds in their webs along highways you might change your tune. Very creepy to get tangled in a web that can catch small to medium sized birds.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't even notice. :lol:
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tangled != Caught.

I was about thirty pounds lighter, but still considerably taller than average when it happened to me.

So, in short, no. No one I know considers me a little person.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the woods at night, a spider web in the face sucks almost a much at a twig up the nostril.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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In the woods at night, a spider web in the face sucks almost a much at a twig up the nostril.

Bat-eating spiders: Bat death traps on all continents but one wrote:
“Feeding was found to be most intense in the time between sundown and midnight.”

The female spiders have been known to join together, building several connecting webs for a bat death trap “of many square meters.”

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Bat-eating spiders: Bat death traps on all continents but one wrote:
“Feeding was found to be most intense in the time between sundown and midnight.”

The female spiders have been known to join together, building several connecting webs for a bat death trap “of many square meters.”

Oh yeah? Well...

Woman gets brain damage from fucking twig up nose wrote:
"...local woman after a branch pierced through her nose and into her brain."

"The doctors did say a half-inch more and she probably wouldn't be with us," Johnson said. "A part of the branch had broken off, gone up through her eye socket, through her sinus cavity up into her skull and hit her brain."
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Doctors weren't sure if she'd still be able to smell, but even through her bandages, she was able to smell orange juice Monday morning.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I say, I say, I say...my girlfriend has a twig stuck up her nose. (Oh no, how does she smell?) Awful.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I say, I say, I say...my girlfriend has a twig stuck up her nose. (Oh no, how does she smell?) Awful.

:lol:

A bit like roast duck, but I say, that's getting a bit personal, isn't it?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Oh yeah? Well...
The main difference being an irrational fear vs. an actual injury (probably self-imposed through stupidity).
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They eat birds too. I don't think tarantulas are scary (and wolf spiders are often mistaken for them). I do find large orb weavers to be creepy, though. There are these big black-and-yellow ones around here, but a spectacular color pattern and a big round abdomen the size of your thumb. To me, they look poisonous. Apparently they're not harmful to humans, though.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A lot of spiders look nasty. And since so many of them look poisonous, it's best to play it safe. Besides, non-poisonous bites don't exactly tickle.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a weird coincidence. I just went into the kitchen to get a drink, and near the sink I saw something move, and it was a spider that I see a lot inside the house, but that I once checked out and I know to be mildly poisonous. I think it's a yellow sac spider (can't really identify it because I smashed it too badly).

It's funny because you just mentioned it, and it's 14 degrees outside right now. They seem to like to hang around the kitchen sink at night, but I've never seen one in the Winter before.

What sucks is that they look like a brown recluse, which is a nasty spider to get bitten by because it creates a MRSA-like infection and people often end up with a good-sized chunk (go on, click it; you know you want to) of their body having to be removed.

The charts showing the ranges of various creatures and plants are all wrong now, because of global warming. We've had a lot of brown recluse bites up here, and blue mud dauber wasps started showing up all over the place a few years ago (cool-looking and harmless metalic blue wasps, and their favorite food is brown recluse for some reason).
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Meh, it's mostly all the shipping activity moving these species around now. We suddenly have "Brown Widows" now which we never had before. (Looks just like a black widow, only in brown -- just like it sounds.) I had foolishly assumed it was not poisonous because I've lived in this area for so long I thought I knew all the dangerous spiders there were here and so I handled it barehanded. I looked it up after getting it out of the house because I hadn't seen one before, only to find out that they are not "supposed" to be in this region, but are in fact poisonous.

Also around these parts there are apparently some mutated/hybrid/some-freak-thing spider that looks like a "Daddy-Long-Leg" spider but has a bite that doctors diagnose as a "brown recluse" bite. So all daddy-long-legs are presumed dangerous in my household now.

Regarding pjp's comment about non-poisonous bites -- they are all poisonous really, it's just a matter of scale. One of the longest to heal skin injuries I have EVER had was from just a little jumping spider almost exactly like the ones in the OP link, it had somehow made it's way under my shirt and onto my belly at a backyard BBQ (likely he was on the lawn chair I was sitting in and made his way onto me) and without knowing what was tickling my belly I absentmindedly went to scratch at it and essentially smeared his fangs into my own flesh. It was a bit of a feat getting the damned fangs out, but it took months for the skin to fully heal. There was really very little pain though, less irritation really than mosquito bites.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BoneKracker wrote:
What sucks is that they look like a brown recluse, which is a nasty spider to get bitten by because it creates a MRSA-like infection and people often end up with a good-sized chunk (go on, click it; you know you want to) of their body having to be removed.
I'm familiar with the brown recluse. They're "common" in KS, though they're not usually seen (alive). Thus, the "recluse" part :D. Apparently they like cedar trees, so if you have any near your house or shed, you might consider getting rid of the cedars.
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