Guess I'll use the back door today...
September 13, 2017 11:32am CST
He...or she...or it...can have the front door. I know it isn't poisonous...heck, years ago when I lived in the country I had dozens of these and used to feed 'em grasshoppers and stuff. But that was before I got on the bad side of a Brown Recluse...now I just don't 'do' spiders. Unfortunately, Scar goes in and out the front door. This could be a looooooooooooooooooooooooong day.
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• Olney, Illinois
Yes, I got bit on the back of my left hand years ago...I had an old jacket hanging in the garage that I grabbed one day to use in the oilfield and it was in the sleeve of it. My hand and fingers were so swollen I was afraid the skin was going to split open.
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
The Huis Vrouw has been toying with the idea of seeing if she can hang me in a garden-spider web...I suspect it's because she has walked into a few too many of them in the yard lately and wants to make someone else suffer.
• El Paso, Texas
Uhhhhh, what a big spidy ya got there ........ tell Scar to use the back door. I don't mind spidys if they stay outside in the dark somewhere other than close to my home. This is wayyyy too close. Yeah, we get those recluses here too, they love hangin out in the dried weeds so in late December when the weeds dry up I have to be covered with netting to prevent the varmints from gettin to me. How did you find out it was a recluse that gotya?
• Oxford, England
To be honest I think you are quite sensible avoiding any kind of spider which might be dangerous. I was watching a spider the other day and it occurred to me it was Far bigger than any spider I'd ever seen before and then what was it? Thank you can get something called a spider catcher which you could maybe use but then it doesn't say that there are more of the critters around. Freya is on strike where spiders are concerned and I guess for her Scar is too.
• Oxford, England
@JolietJake Don't think I'd like to be living where you are. I can cope with the spiders in this house because I know that they're just non-poisonous things although they seem to be getting bigger however what gets min is any kind of wasp or bee.
• Garden Grove, California
a brown reclusde s pider bit my chin its poson ate some fleash and as Om diabetic it took six weeks of antbiotics amd atbiotioc cream to heal the deep di mple it made Now I u killl spiders that lookl like the brown reclusse.
Oh boy that's a scary one. In these situations I usually grab a broom or something like that and I start waving it around, smashing things and yelling "be gone satan!" I once woke up my husband at 2 in the morning like that because a giant cockroach decided to join my kids in their bedroom! Small innocent spiders I don't touch though. I have to admit, I never saw a spider like the one in your picture.
That picture took me back many years to my childhood days. I remember seeing those on their webs that they'd spin on the tomato plants in my Dad's tomato field. Being the only girl in the family, I was spared from any outdoor farm work, but sometimes I was asked to walk over to the field and pick a little basket of tomatoes for the house, and I remember running home scared after seeing one of these guys.
What an interesting piece of nature you have over there. So scar thinks it's cute and won't hunt it? Maybe you should become friends and get rid of your phobia. Woah, the Brown Recluse looks scary, and the bites it leaves even scarier.
• Saco, Maine
I don't "do spiders" either. I saw hundreds of these garden spiders as a kid playing in the overgrown field behind our house. I'd be fine out there till I'd almost bump into one of their vast webs that they like to weave across footpaths. That always did it for me. And here's something I couldn't make up if I tried: I remember how our landlord's son would roast these alive on the screen that covered the trash burning barrel his father kept out back. I shudder to think of it even now. Spiders are best when I can't see them and they are not in MY space!
• Saco, Maine
@JolietJake Smooth move. I remember once, during one of my Krazy Kid moments eons ago trapping a bunch of them in a big jar. I was so grossed out watching them clambering all over each other than I took the lid off the jar and heaved it over the fence. Good luck with your arachnid "neighbor."