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Old 07-10-2007, 09:58 PM   #1
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OMG *hyperventilates* Giant Spider on my screen door

I don't do spiders. Well, I don't mind some spiders, but the bigger they are and the more they resemble crabs (crabs creep me out, too) the more freaked out I become.

I went to let the dog out a few minutes ago and I noticed this on the INSIDE of the screen.



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Thats a pretty spider. Are they native to Texas?
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I think its either a Texas/Oklahoma brown tarantula or rose haired tarantula:

http://animal-world.com/encyclo/rept...rtarantula.php
http://animal-world.com/encyclo/rept...s/arachnid.php
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thats awsome. Don't kill it. Why not catch it in a cup then release it outside.

What a beauty!
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I defiantly did not want to kill it. As much as they creep me out I really don't like killing spiders. Once Stephen came up we devised a plan to catch it and release it in a field walking distance from where we live. My biggest concern was we messed up and the thing ran in the house- I don't think I could handle that! Anyways, we successfully caught and released it.
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Can you imagine trying to kill a tarantula??? I don't think a swat with a shoe would work. 8O
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8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O
EEEEEEEEWWWWWWWW. I'm terrified of spiders. I'd have fainted or thrown up.
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EEEEEEEEWWWWWWWW. I'm terrified of spiders. I'd have fainted or thrown up.
I second that. 8O 8O 8O 8O If that had been on the inside of my screen door, one of my cats would have probably found it and started playing with it, and I would've found it *somewhere else* within the house. Oh I must stop imaginging the possibilities. OMG OMG OMG
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That's a big spider! Kudos for not killing it!
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Wow, what a beautiful creature! I capture spiders in my house (not that big) and let them out side.
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