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    Simply can not stand them. See one and go into kill mode. Except for one species of spider. In late summer in Georgia the banana spider (Nephila clavipes) emerges. They are around a few weeks and disappear as fast as they came. The females are huge, the males small and like in most cases in the wild kingdom the females keep the male around a while, then kill them. Below are 2 on the back side of my house.

    Link about the Spiders. http://www.shadygrovetrainingcenter....to_gallery.htm

    Lynn and Jane. Bottom pic shows a male soon to be lunch.




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    I read somewhere that humans are bitten on average of three times each year by spiders, most times never knowing they had been bitten.

    As long as the spider is not in my indoor domain, I let them live. Inside the house is off limits. I know that spiders do a lot of good controlling other pesty insects but I do not care to share my home with them.
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    These kind stay out of the way. That is why I don't bother them. I hate the ones that build across a walkway. Tell me Boyd. Haven't you ever felt like the male spider? LOL. Hi honey..... I'm home ..then your dead.

    [Edited by James 3528 on 07-29-2005 at 04:58 PM]

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    Don't let the Fear Factor folks see this

    or we'll be watchin some hot chick having to chow down on ½ dozen of the biguns.
    My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more.
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    Sorry I can't get a good scale for how big the spiders are.. could you hold one in your hand and take a pic for us?

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    I can see all eight of those sinister looking eyes staring you down.... thinking.... "Closer.... yeah, that's it, just a liiiiiiittle closer.... c'mon.... Yeah... that's it....."


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    I think those.........

    are the same kinda spiders we have around here. They get really big in the country around barns and out buildings.

    What camera do you use james3528?

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    Originally posted by James 3528
    Tell me Boyd. Haven't you ever felt like the male spider? LOL. Hi honey..... I'm home ..then your dead.

    [Edited by James 3528 on 07-29-2005 at 04:58 PM]
    With the ex, yes. With Lisa, no. I have become quite the intollerant bastard when it comes to putting up with black widow attitudes from women.
    Government is a disease...
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    I grew up with this one kid on my street whose parents had a pasture where his mom raised horses. I remember him telling me about the time he was using the weed eater, mowing down this area of head high weeds and grass and he came across a banana spider. He said that thing was huge. He just turned and walked away.
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    That is still one nasty looking spider. I really hate when you are walking and you go through a spider web across your face. That freaks me out. I start whipping it off and dancing around like I'm on fire incase the spider is on me.

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    Originally posted by mattm
    That is still one nasty looking spider. I really hate when you are walking and you go through a spider web across your face. That freaks me out. I start whipping it off and dancing around like I'm on fire incase the spider is on me.
    Ah yes... The Spider Dance... takes the strength completely away from a 240 lb. body builder man.... The risk of looking the fool or our desire to seem macho to the opposite sex... the line is drawn in the form of a spider's silky web, if we come into contact with it... and then amplifies beyond the call of reason, when we see the eight legs gripping onto you with only survival on it's mind as we panic like were falling off of a ten storey building.



    BTW Matt... thanks... Now I won't sleep tonight!
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    Smile ricm

    Eight legs? My main squeeze has only two? Very interesting! I wish I had four of you know what! Roy

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    Re: ricm

    Originally posted by oroy54
    Eight legs? My main squeeze has only two? Very interesting! I wish I had four of you know what! Roy
    Keep the magic alive with your partner... and she'll give you eight legs worth.... You lucky dawg!
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