Do Spiders freak you out?

@5thHouse (1703)
Sheffield, England
September 4, 2016 4:48am CST
When I took this photograph at the Botanical Gardens in Oxford, I was interested in capturing the raindrops on the petals of the flower. It wasn't until I'd actually taken the picture and uploaded it onto my computer to view that I noticed there was a spider in the middle of it. I've always found spiders fascinating. I know a lot of people who are just terrified of them. As long as I know it's not a poisonous spider, I have absolutely no problem with spiders and I seem to be the designated person in our house who rescues them and puts them outside. I would never harm one. Are you afraid of spiders?
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@VivaLaDani13 (16116)
• Perth, Australia
4 Sep 16
@5thHouse Spiders are interesting to learn about but no, I don't like them! They freak me out! If I ever see one in my house, I will try to capture them and put them in the garden as I don't want to kill them. I'm not one to hurt or kill just because I am scared of something. But I really do prefer them to not be walking around my house with those freaky 8 legs!
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@Daljinder (19767)
• India
28 Jan
@VivaLaDani13 On facebook yesterday, I saw a video of a spider shedding its outer skin. Was cool as well as icky!
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• Perth, Australia
29 Jan
@Daljinder Oh....I saw that.
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@Daljinder (19767)
• India
29 Jan
@VivaLaDani13 Oh you weren't spared either.
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@louievill (16213)
• Philippines
4 Sep 16
I think of spiders as allies in the fight against deadlier insects like mosquitoes, fortunately we have almost no poisonous spiders in the Philippines so I leave them alone and teach people and my kids to do the same.
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• Philippines
4 Sep 16
yeah, but they go to places were humans can see them and freaks us out. I have seen a huge spider once in the branch of moringa i just look at and walk fast than the speed of light.
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@louievill (16213)
• Philippines
4 Sep 16
@Letranknight2015 why freak at something that can't harm you? I am more afraid of mosquitoes cause they might bring dengue to my kids and that would drain our finances
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@ms1864 (6969)
• Bangalore, India
4 Sep 16
so far I haven't come across a spider that freaks me out... cockroaches however...
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@5thHouse (1703)
• Sheffield, England
4 Sep 16
Cockroaches would be a different matter. I'm glad to say I haven't encountered any yet. I'm sure I would freak out if I did.
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@Macarrosel (7641)
• Philippines
4 Sep 16
No Im not afraid of spiders. I just put them outside gently if I see them inside the house.
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@simone10 (22269)
• Louisville, Kentucky
4 Sep 16
Yes and I hate them. They have a way of getting inside and sometimes getting in your bed to give you a nasty bite.
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@Shavkat (44872)
• Philippines
4 Sep 16
Spider really freaks me out. I was also referring to a tarantula.
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@MALUSE (31700)
• Denmark
4 Sep 16
No, I'm not. I also try to put insects, which have found their way inside the house, out again.
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@lealuvy2j (1998)
• Philippines
4 Sep 16
I am so afraid of spiders even if they are not poisonous. In general, I am afraid of insects. I know the spider is not considered an insect but those creepy crawlies are just too creepy for me to handle.
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• Australia
4 Sep 16
I see why people are afraid, but no not me.
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@owlwings (38077)
• Cambridge, England
4 Sep 16
A fine photo (don't those purple houseleeks just cry out to be photographed, raindrops or not?) and a beautiful, delicate spider. I have never been scared of spiders, though I might be if I thought any were venomous enough to harm me. Fortunately, none are in the British Isles.
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@JudyEv (96872)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Sep 16
No,I'm not afraid of spiders. We had an English friend who visited here and was keen on photographing grasses. On showing his photos back home he discovered he'd taken three photos of a snake, virtually at his feet.
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• Philippines
4 Sep 16
The big ones freaks me out. the brown recluse are scarily fast.
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• , New York
7 Dec
The picture is beautiful.
@saulgoodman (2664)
• Dundee, Scotland
15 Oct 16
No fear of spiders at all. Rural Aberdeenshire. Spiders are housemates. They serve a purpose. This is bad I know but I used to feed them to my Bearded Dragons.
@LoriAMoore (9687)
• United States
4 Sep 16
I don't mind spiders as long as I see them before they crawl up my leg.