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Offline xj35s

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I don't like spiders and snakes, and that ain't
« on: August 05, 2017, 08:07:27 PM »
What it takes to love me. HA! There's an oldie.

Woodsorrels blog had me wanting to share this. At first I thought it was a copper head, it's just a scared milk snake. No I didn't kill it, I like having them around. There are plenty of field mice and frogs for them!! I've had striped garters and grass snakes, this guy is new to us.


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Re: I don't like spiders and snakes, and that ain't
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2017, 04:35:31 AM »
No snakes here in Ireland ,only maybe some two legged one's ha!ha!
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Re: I don't like spiders and snakes, and that ain't
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2017, 08:09:51 AM »
No snakes here in Ireland ,only maybe some two legged one's ha!ha!
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Re: I don't like spiders and snakes, and that ain't
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2017, 11:46:03 AM »
 :cheers:  I'll drink to that!
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Re: I don't like spiders and snakes, and that ain't
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2017, 01:46:13 PM »
Speaking of spiders..I was doing some pre winter upkeep on my pump house, I have not looked in there for a while, when I opened up the door this morning there had to be a couple hundred Daddy Long legs in there.  I have not seen that before.

 

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Re: I don't like spiders and snakes, and that ain't
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2017, 02:31:49 PM »
Well I think that is better than a couple of hundred black widows which are sometimes in my friends crawlspace.
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Re: I don't like spiders and snakes, and that ain't
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2017, 02:43:21 PM »
My wife woke up with a spider bite.  Spider died.
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Re: I don't like spiders and snakes, and that ain't
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2017, 04:30:42 PM »
Well I think that is better than a couple of hundred black widows which are sometimes in my friends crawlspace.

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Re: I don't like spiders and snakes, and that ain't
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2017, 06:40:12 AM »
The long legs guy are no problem, when I lived down on the flat, it was pretty common to find black widow spiders in the dark corners of my shop. What I really dislike are the hobo spiders, their venom is pretty similar to the brown recluse.  I was bitten by a hobo spider, that put me out of commission for about a week, I have a scar on my leg that looks like it was made by a .38. 

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Re: I don't like spiders and snakes, and that ain't
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2017, 07:09:03 PM »
Every few mornings, a spider (or spiders) build a web between two cars in my driveway. When I leave for work before dawn, I walk into it and do the ol' I just walked into a spiderweb heebie-jeebie freakout dance. A few mornings pass and I forget about and then ... BAM ... it happens again. Two mornings ago, I walked though it and did the dance. I got in the car before I realized a giant spider was on my chest. Jumped out and did the dance again. I HATE SPIDERS!
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Re: I don't like spiders and snakes, and that ain't
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2017, 07:48:53 PM »
I do the same if I walk into them.  Puts one of the break dancer kids to shame.   :P
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Re: I don't like spiders and snakes, and that ain't
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2017, 06:58:40 AM »
Walking through some of the thickets here you come out the othe side with your entire face covered in spider web..kin of reminds you of some of the scenes from Aliens.

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Re: I don't like spiders and snakes, and that ain't
« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2017, 07:29:07 AM »
I don't mind spiders too much. I have done the freaky dance many times walking into the web of one of these. They're HUGE.

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Re: I don't like spiders and snakes, and that ain't
« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2017, 12:34:02 PM »
xj35s

What a great picture.. I would like to copy that one over to the August pics thread if that works for you.

At the end of the day, you have to admit that spiders are rather fascinating.  I have a web I have been trying to get a picture of, but the light has to be just so.

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Re: I don't like spiders and snakes, and that ain't
« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2017, 03:15:16 PM »
That's a google image my friend.
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Re: I don't like spiders and snakes, and that ain't
« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2017, 06:50:50 AM »
xj35s

I was just going to compliment you on your photography skills... Now I will just have to say, good job at finding such a neat picture... :thumbsup:

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Re: I don't like spiders and snakes, and that ain't
« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2017, 09:23:11 AM »
I don't mind spiders too much. I have done the freaky dance many times walking into the web of one of these. They're HUGE.


Awesome photo!

Old wives tale in these parts...

That's a writing spider - if you smile around it and it sees your teeth and writes your name in the web, you'll die.

Now I don't believe that .... but I don't take any chances either.  :spider:
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