Daddy Long-Legs

@simone10 (50492)
United States
July 29, 2020 3:30am CST
I am one who hates spiders with a passion. Especially the big black hairy looking ones and the little jumping ones. It makes my skin crawl just thinking about it. Yesterday I remembered that it's not all spiders that I hate. I don't hate what we always called Daddy Long-Legs. I remember playing with these spiders as a child. They were always so gentle. If I happen to see one of these spiders inside, I always capture it and put it back outside. I remember someone telling me once that the Daddy Long-Legs was very poisonous and that it's mouth is too small so it couldn't bite a human. I just read online that they aren't poisonous to humans at all. That is an urban myth.
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@LadyDuck (295271)
• Switzerland
29 Jul
Correct daddy long-legs' venom is only dangerous for insects, they are not dangerous to humans. I always move them outside, I grab them by a leg and put outside.
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@simone10 (50492)
• United States
1 Aug
I take them outside too. Any other spiders will be taken care of promptly.
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@LadyDuck (295271)
• Switzerland
2 Aug
@simone10 I kill the others, many bite and are dangerous.
@TheHorse (110005)
• Walnut Creek, California
2 Aug
I do that with those poor sluggish insects we call "mosquito eaters." I am having a brain fart (too many days in isolation in Montana) and forgetting their real name.
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@GardenGerty (124205)
• United States
29 Jul
I always heard that their mouth was too small to bite humans or it would be toxic. Glad that is a myth. I did not mind them when I was young. I do not see them now, as someone else said. I get creeped out by wolf spiders, outside, because they get big and they jump.
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@simone10 (50492)
• United States
2 Aug
Yes, that's what I heard also. Their venom is toxic, but only to insects. I haven't seen one in a while either. I am with you on wolf spiders and especially because they jump. We have had tiny spiders that jump and even they creep me out.
@TheHorse (110005)
• Walnut Creek, California
2 Aug
I heard the same urban legend when I was young.
• Pamplona, Spain
29 Jul
I have had them walk over my legs and not minded but when they get to be annoying its hard to persuade them to go outside.
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@simone10 (50492)
• United States
1 Aug
They must really like being indoors.
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• Pamplona, Spain
1 Aug
@simone10 I think myself that they get lazy and canĀ“t be bothered about where they are too much.
@Juliaacv (58048)
• Canada
29 Jul
I think that there used to be more Daddy Long Legs spiders years ago then there are now, I cannot remember the last time that I saw one. I couldn't imagine them being poisonous, they were everywhere and I don't recall anyone ever having a reaction.
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@simone10 (50492)
• United States
1 Aug
I think you are right about there not being as many. What I heard was that they were poisonous but not to humans because their mouths were too small to bite us. I found out that was wrong. They are not poisonous to humans at all, only insects.
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@TheHorse (110005)
• Walnut Creek, California
2 Aug
@simone10 "Urban legends" are fun.
@msdivkar (12930)
• India
29 Jul
The spiders seen in our area are harmless creatures but dirty your place by weaving their nets overnight all over the place.
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@simone10 (50492)
• United States
2 Aug
That's not good. I don't like walking into spider webs.
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@msdivkar (12930)
• India
2 Aug
@simone10 you are right nobody likes them.
@Thrilliana (13398)
• Philippines
29 Jul
Nope nope nope! I hate insects with sharp legs. You know it when it started clinging to you. Nope nope nope.
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@simone10 (50492)
• United States
1 Aug
I can understand feeling that way. They really do have very long legs.
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@Thrilliana (13398)
• Philippines
3 Aug
@simone10 yes. not only long legs. But mostly every bugs hehe
@fluffy69 (4329)
29 Jul
My daughter hunts spider around the house and she is playing with the spider
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@simone10 (50492)
• United States
2 Aug
It sounds like your daughter likes spiders.
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@fluffy69 (4329)
2 Aug
@simone10 hahaha yes i dont know why
@Lavanya15 (8407)
• Chennai, India
29 Jul
Your image is very clear but I also don't like spiders that much lol.
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@simone10 (50492)
• United States
2 Aug
The image came from the Pixabay website. Yes, spiders are so creepy.
@marlina (105327)
• Canada
29 Jul
I saw a daddy long legs spider yesterday outside, first time in years.
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@simone10 (50492)
• United States
1 Aug
Cool! I haven't seen one in a while either.
@Janet357 (53677)
29 Jul
i think we have them.in the.house, not.sure if it clings on the wall.
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@simone10 (50492)
• United States
2 Aug
I haven't seen one in quite a while. I live in an apartment so that could be why.
@MALUSE (60524)
• Germany
29 Jul
I can't say that I like spiders. But hating them seems to me vastly exaggerated. When I see a spider, I make it crawl on a sheet of paper and throw it out of the window.
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@simone10 (50492)
• United States
2 Aug
Hating is not vastly exaggerated for me. I hate spiders, snakes and lizards.
@MALUSE (60524)
• Germany
2 Aug
@TheHorse Not the answer I expected from an educated man. :-( Why don't you let it crawl on a sheet of paper and throw it out of the window? Don't complain if you're swamped by flies and midgets.
@moffittjc (87252)
• Gainesville, Florida
30 Jul
I used to play with Daddy Long Legs too as a kid. We had lots of them in our garage. They were fun because they were so gentle.
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@simone10 (50492)
• United States
1 Aug
Yes, they were very gentle. I thought it was fun to just let them walk on my hands and arms.
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@moffittjc (87252)
• Gainesville, Florida
2 Aug
@simone10 Me too. It was ticklish when they would walk on my hands and arms!
@Spontaneo (8873)
• United States
30 Jul
Years ago, I got a spider bite on my cheek. The side of my face puffed up like a balloon. I had to keep taking ibuprofen. The only thing I could think of is that the spider bit me in my sleep.
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@simone10 (50492)
• United States
2 Aug
That's horrible! Years ago my sister got bit by a brown recluse spider on her arm. To this day, she still has a big indention in her arm from the bite.
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@Spontaneo (8873)
• United States
8h
@simone10 Aren't brown recluse spiders deadly?
@lovebuglena (19503)
• Staten Island, New York
29 Jul
Doesn't matter what spider it is or how small it is I am still freaked out. Of course, I am more freaked out by the bigger-sized ones.
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@simone10 (50492)
• United States
2 Aug
This is the only spider I am not freaked out by. I agree, the bigger ones are the worst.
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@lovebuglena (19503)
• Staten Island, New York
2 Aug
@simone10 One time I was in the shower and I saw a spider crawling on the wall. I freaked out big time.
@gr8nana6 (5648)
• Hamilton, Ohio
29 Jul
I don't like any spiders, I don't care they are creepy and freak me out.
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@simone10 (50492)
• United States
2 Aug
I can understand completely. Any other kind of spider will freak me out too. A few years ago at another place we lived, there must have been a couple in the air duct above my desk. Several mornings in a row, a tiny spider would appear in front of my face. I would get a tissue and take care of it, then another one appeared the next morning. After the second one, I moved my desk.
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@gr8nana6 (5648)
• Hamilton, Ohio
2 Aug
@simone10 I would have too, lol.
@nela13 (34953)
• Portugal
29 Jul
That is funny, I am also afraid of spiders but I am not afraid of those ones and usually I also don't kill them.
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@simone10 (50492)
• United States
2 Aug
It is funny, isn't it? I mean, they have these long skinny legs and you would think they would be scary, but they aren't to me.
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@nela13 (34953)
• Portugal
2 Aug
@simone10 they are harmless.
@birjudanak (14544)
• India
29 Jul
Its beautiful capture as I also hate spiders but try to keep myself away from it. In my childhood, many times picked it up but not now haha.
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@simone10 (50492)
• United States
2 Aug
The photo is from the Pixabay website. I used to play with them as a child too.
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@birjudanak (14544)
• India
2 Aug
@simone10 Oh its OK.
@snowy22315 (94882)
• United States
30 Jul
I don't mine them too much.
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@simone10 (50492)
• United States
1 Aug
I don't either. I don't see them very often anymore.
@Corbin5 (196672)
• United States
29 Jul
I always like Daddy Long Legs too. Seems to be a very nice spider.
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@simone10 (50492)
• United States
2 Aug
I agree and since there is no danger of them biting, I don't mind them at all. If I were to find one inside, I would relocate to outside. I wouldn't want them to die from being inside.
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@CarolDM (87078)
• Nashville, Tennessee
29 Jul
I have seen this my entire life. But don't want them crawling on me. They are not poisonous to humans.
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@simone10 (50492)
• United States
2 Aug
I don't mind if they crawl on my hand or arm but don't want them anywhere else on my body. It wouldn't scare me, I would be afraid they would get hurt by me moving.
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