Archive for Over the Gate Join in for a friendly chat over the gate about home and country matters. (Nominated Charity The British Heart Foundation)
 

The free forums are now under new ownership, a full announcement will be made shortly

       Over the Gate Forum Index -> Out in the Countryside
Seabird

Eeeeeek!

School closed because of outbreak of false widow spiders

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-24623652

I can normally deal with the humungous monsters that lurk in my cottage, but I don't think I've come across one of these... yet.

Anyone else come across them?
Grandma Bodger

Like you Seabird I havnt a clue what a widow spider looks like Im quite happy with ordinary spiders I notice they said false //
Rena

Never seen a False Widow....

However, I did recently happen to discover a Black Widow spider in my pumphouse!! She was about 2" in total in diameter ... and no longer resides on our Oasis Mini Farm. *whew* ... pretty startling find (especially since she isn't what I was looking for)!
Seabird

OMG Rena! I hope you KNOW WHERE SHE WENT! Yours are the real McCoy aren't they? Apparently these 'false' ones just leave you a little sore.

My son told me of the time he was in Australia and noticed a large spider near the entrance to his room. It was there for the 3 days he was staying, then as he was ready to leave..... it was gone.
He unpacked and repacked his case in record time  
Rena

ya...ours are the 'real mccoys'!!! and yes....I very much know when and where she met her demise. I thought about just leaving her (originally) as I am quite adverse to spiders in general.....but a very good friend kinda convinced me to rethink my position. (not to mention the thought of her reproducing.... !)

I am sure your son's experience wasn't too fun....but I did laugh...

While in Haiti many years ago, we were 'privilaged'(??) to meet up with 3 tarantulas, larger than my open hand....even one of the cats took interest and was 'batting it around'! I was also bitten by a recluse type spider while there and was quite sick for a period of time. Took near forever for the wound to heal, I came out of that with much (fearful ) respect for the little critters.
Seabird

specially for you Rena...

http://youtu.be/19jaOSNibkU
Rena

Seabird wrote:
specially for you Rena...

http://youtu.be/19jaOSNibkU


HA! *looks around quickly* .... thanks...so nice of ya....*looks again..* .... now i'll be creeped out for the evening....many, many thanks seabird.... lol!
kaz

Doodle is requesting a new horse trailer because she says that her trailer is infested with these spiders

       Over the Gate Forum Index -> Out in the Countryside
Page 1 of 1
Create your own free forum | Buy a domain to use with your forum