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#1 of 41 Old 10-28-2008, 06:30 PM - Thread Starter
 
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my dh sent me this newspaper article. this is NOT for the faint of heart. i keep hoping to discover that this isn't even possible

http://www.cairns.com.au/article/200...ocal-news.html
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OMG!!! If I saw one of those things I would FREAK. That is the stuff nightmares are made of!!!!
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why did I look.
hold me.
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hy..why...why...why do I open these threads?

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why did I look.
hold me.
I'll hold you if you hold me! Oh my god! I closed my eyes as the page loaded- I knew that was a bad idea!
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OMG, my 3 yo dd LOVES spiders (i am a total arachnophobe) she said she'd like to hold that one :
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Ugh! I'm going to have nightmares now. Why did I look?!?
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DH would have nightmares for WEEKS if I showed him that. Spiders scare the heck out of him, for some reason (and he is not easily scared). I'm the designated spider killer in the house.

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why yes--this is why I will never go to Australia or Japan.

GIANT Spiders.

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OMG, my 3 yo dd LOVES spiders (i am a total arachnophobe) she said she'd like to hold that one :
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I'm not too bothered by spiders but this made me shudder!

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Meh. It's definitely scary and gross and big... but if you read it, it can't eat the bird all in one go... which is a bit bitter, anyway.
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my dh sent me this newspaper article. this is NOT for the faint of heart. i keep hoping to discover that this isn't even possible

http://www.cairns.com.au/article/200...ocal-news.html
holy smokes!!
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i closed my eyes and made dh tell me how bad it was. even he was surprised.

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Australia, the land parodied by Terry Pratchett as "has no poisonous snakes, they've been eaten by the spiders."
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I'm glad I'm sitting, because honest to God, my legs would have given out.

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Could someone please save me from looking? Tell me what it looks like, gently. lol

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That one is creepy, but the funnel web spiders (the Australian ones) are the scariest spiders imo.
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I am very arachnaphobic, but for some reason, that doesn't scare me as much as smaller spiders. I think it's because there's no way that thing could sneak into my house and into my bed. At least with a spider that big you can see it coming and beat it with a baseball bat.

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Come ON!
I'm going to have to look now.

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That was not bad. That's far more animal than spider, from my spider-fearing perspective.

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OMG that thing is huge and it is going to give me nightmares!!!
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This is the second spider in Australia thread that has totally ruined the entire continent for me. Shudder.
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I can't even look. I took my hand and angled it by my eyes to cover the page so I could only see the very top right (so I'd be able to close the page) and had the kids look. Their smiles and big eyes were enough to show me how horrid it probably is.

I cannot do spiders. My number one fear.

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Oh my that thing is pretty impressive. I would run screaming if I ever saw one near me though.

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i am taking a xanex now
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Eh...ok, it is unusual but not as scary as I thought it would be, perhaps knowing that it was unusual. I guess I was expecting to see a spider the size of a cat! I am no fan of spiders. I grew up scared of them, demanding them to be removed from my presence (i.e. killed) because they scared me so much. Even teeny tiny ones.

Then I went to go live in Sri Lanka...Houses there are regularly kept open to the outside world...we had geckos regularly on our walls and my FIL did a regular evening "sweep" to take any frogs out of the indoor pond and place them back outside. I also had to come to terms, big time, with my fear of spiders since I could not ask my Buddhist husband to kill them. We had a very large one that resided in our bathroom at night. We (meaning me and the spider) reached an agreement - she (I had to assume it was a "she" since she was so civilized ) would stay away as long as I tapped my toes while I was doing my "business"...after a while she learned not to move, or to run away from the toilet, whenever I opened the door! We lived happily ever after...

Then there was the mongoose, but that's another story...

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Unfortunately I think it would like to "hold" her, too.

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Eh...ok, it is unusual but not as scary as I thought it would be, perhaps knowing that it was unusual. I guess I was expecting to see a spider the size of a cat! I am no fan of spiders. I grew up scared of them, demanding them to be removed from my presence (i.e. killed) because they scared me so much. Even teeny tiny ones.

Then I went to go live in Sri Lanka...Houses there are regularly kept open to the outside world...we had geckos regularly on our walls and my FIL did a regular evening "sweep" to take any frogs out of the indoor pond and place them back outside. I also had to come to terms, big time, with my fear of spiders since I could not ask my Buddhist husband to kill them. We had a very large one that resided in our bathroom at night. We (meaning me and the spider) reached an agreement - she (I had to assume it was a "she" since she was so civilized ) would stay away as long as I tapped my toes while I was doing my "business"...after a while she learned not to move, or to run away from the toilet, whenever I opened the door! We lived happily ever after...

Then there was the mongoose, but that's another story...
I wanna hear the mongoose story!!
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Nooooooooooooo. I don't know why I clicked that.
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Meh. It's definitely scary and gross and big... but if you read it, it can't eat the bird all in one go... which is a bit bitter, anyway.
Oh yeah, that makes me feel so much better, so how long will it take to eat me!!!!?!!!

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