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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:13 PM
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EEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!! A TARANTULA just went behind my Warhol print.
What do I do? It's HUGH!!!!1!!!! I'm series!!!!1111!!

I need a man or somebody way butcher than me to come and kill it.
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Goblinmonger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:14 PM
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1. Screw that
you're on your own. Spiders freak me out. My wife might take care of it, though. When it comes to bugs, she is WAY more butch than I.
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:15 PM
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2. a New Jersey Tarantula...
you're totally on your own. i'll be glad to shriek in terror with you, though.
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:21 PM
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7. The thing is at least the size of a half-dollar. It's a tarantula to me.
Definitely too big of a spider to belong in a house in NJ.
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Call Me Wesley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:15 PM
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3. Kill it?
Can't you find someone who set the poor thing free?
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:20 PM
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6. Kill it! it's a GIANT SPIDER!
set the apartment on fire. it's your only hope.
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Call Me Wesley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:22 PM
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8. It's a sentient being.
Just a little animal that might look creepy. :shrug:
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:23 PM
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10. Well, I'm currently babysitting my 87yo grandmother.
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 02:23 PM by haruka3_2000
She's not going to be much help in killing it or capturing it, even though I saw her attack someone effectively with a cane yesterday, since the spider is upstairs.

The house is surrounded by miles of woods. They are free to live out there. Inside, all bets are off.
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:50 PM
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57. ooh, I wanna hear about the cane attack
Did you post a thread about that?
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:23 PM
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60. Oddly enough, I didn't.
Yesterday was my neice's 5th birthday party. My grandmother is an pretty evil old woman. Anyway, there were about 25 people gathered around the table, getting ready to sing "Happy Birthday" when my grandmother got pissed at my aunt for "looking at her funny." Then, my aunt started to laugh. My grandmother started punching my aunt in the arm, and then started wailing on her legs with the metal cane. She caused a decent-sized bruise. I stood there and laughed uncontrollably. Everyone else pretended like it wasn't happening.
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mainegreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:16 PM
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4. Attach a fly to the end of fishing line. Attach fishing line to end of pole.
Lure spider out door with tempting meal of fly held safely away from your face.
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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:18 PM
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5. Evacuate the house immediately. It is no longer habitable.
:scared:

God, I hate those things. They terrify the shit out of me.
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:24 PM
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12. I'm seriously not scared of any other animal.
I've been within 10' of a bear, snorkled with sharks, love pythons. Spiders freak me the fuck out.
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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:30 PM
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20. Me, either.
Love bugs, frogs (I really, really love frogs), lizards, snakes.....anything but spiders. My theory is that I had some sort of traumatic crib encounter with a spider, because I've been terrified of them my entire life.
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:31 PM
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24. I had one bite my face while I was sleeping.
It took months for the bite to go away. I still have a permanent mark on my cheek.
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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:33 PM
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26. That'll do it.
Spider bites are bad, bad, bad. :scared:
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:22 PM
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46. I agree...Snakes, bats, rats -- fine.
Spiders -- HOLY SHIT!!! :scared:
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:22 PM
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9. I'd catch it for you if I was there.
It's only fair. You've offered to protect me from vicious assholes, so the least I can do is get a spider out of your house.

:rofl:
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:26 PM
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14. Deal.
Vicious assholes are way less scary than spiders, at least to me. Vicious assholes have never bitten my face while I was sleeping.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:23 PM
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11. Ah they're mostly harmless.
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 02:25 PM by redqueen
Just don't panic... scoop it into a big jar and take it to a petshop or somethin.

Does this make me butch? I don't wanna be butch. I like butch, but I don't wanna be it. :(



Wait ... it's not a tarantula? Just squish it... as long as it's not a jumper it shouldn't be too tricky.
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:28 PM
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18. It could be anywhere behind that print.
It might get on me. That will not be good. Trust. Me.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:29 PM
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19. Got any of those adult diapers?
Just put one o' those on, get you some oven mitts and a spatula, and you're set!
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:52 PM
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39. a JUMPER?!?
that's so not helpful.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:54 PM
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40. Gets the blood goin, though!
:7
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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:25 PM
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13. I'm not butch, but I'll kill it for you.
And I won't even get grossed out or anything. :D :hi:
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:27 PM
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15. Okay, I'll hide behind you and jump and shriek when you do it.
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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:27 PM
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16. Deal!
:hi:
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:28 PM
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17. wuss!
:rofl:
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:30 PM
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21. I know...
I can't help it. Hold me.

:rofl:
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:30 PM
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22. Ok, but only after I free the poor creature...
:hug:

:loveya:
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SteppingRazor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:31 PM
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23. Sorry, can't help you...
I've swam with barracudas (wanted to), run through a swarm of bees (had to), and killed a rattlesnake with a stick (fight-or-flight reaction. Probably didn't have to.), but I can't deal with spiders.

I used to just have someone else kill'em, until I moved to Missouri for college, where brown-recluse spiders are as common as the typical garden spider. Once there, I learned to at least throw a shoe with some precision.

Your problem, though, is probably someone's pet -- tarantulas aren't native to the Northeast.

Ahem. Not that that helps you much.
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:33 PM
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27. I'm just joking about the tarantula part. It is the BIGGEST DAMN SPIDER
I've ever seen in Jersey though.
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:32 PM
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25. Get a glass jar and some cardstock paper
Move the Warhol print till you can see the spider. Carefully. You don't want to upset the thing.

Put the jar down over the spider.... You can do this slowly or fast, depending on if the spider is aggitated.

Insert the card under the glass to cover the bottom opening and trap the spider inside.

Take the thing outside and let it loose.

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SteppingRazor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:34 PM
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28. Um... if you're terrified of spiders...
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 02:34 PM by SteppingRazor
that is SOOO much easier said than done
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:37 PM
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29. But this way you don't
have to touch it or otherwise kill it. And she's alone w/ her grandma.
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:41 PM
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31. This is so not going to work for me.
I'm currently hoping that it stays behind that thing for the next couple hours. Eventually, my stepdad will come home and he kills these things. I'll take care of beehives because he's allergic and he'll take care of spiders because I'm petrified.
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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:39 PM
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30. That is correct.
Because you put yourself in the position of letting the spider get on you. And if the spider gets on you, one of two things will happen: One, the spider will kill you, or, two, you will have heart failure and die. And then there's that third possibility: if you let the spider get away, then it will, with 100 percent certainty, get into your bed and kill you in your sleep.

:scared: :scared: :scared:
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Pithlet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:39 PM
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54. Exactly.
I call my husband home from work or wherever he is, if he isn't home, so he can take care of it for me :hide:
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:44 PM
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32. worst. advice. ever.
"move the warhol print" your hand would be near the GIANT SPIDER. no dice.

"till you can see the spider" - oh my god, no.

"if the spider is agitated"...holy hell, if the fucker is agitated, i'm running my ass off.

all of this involves getting near the GIANT SPIDER. again. no dice.

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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:09 PM
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41. Then live with the spider,
:P

Bear in mind, the spider is just as anxious to avoid you and you are to avoid it. Despite how big this one appears to be. Most spiders are loners and just want to be left alone.

If you're alone with a spider, you have a choice: Deal with your fear and get rid of the spider, or live with the fear and the spider.

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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:47 PM
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33. I would say your only choice at this point is to burn the house down.
I'm sorry, but I don't see any other way out.
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:50 PM
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36. I'd be really hard explaining that one away.
Anyway, the thing is staying behind Andy for now. Hopefully, it will stay there until my stepdad comes home from work. If it was on a horizontal surface, at least I could sic Dr. Gonzo or one of the cats on it.
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:49 PM
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34. Here's what you do...
1. Giant can of Aqua Net
2. Disposable lighter

Ignite lighter. Hold at arm's length, about a foot from the GIANT SPIDER. Aim giant can of Aqua Net at general area where GIANT SPIDER is, with the lighter held between the giant can of Aqua Net and the GIANT SPIDER. Depress nozzle. Continue eradication procedure until the fire department arrives.
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miss_american_pie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:50 PM
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35. Vacuum, longest attachments you have
and suck it up.

Or, if you have a four year old nearby, get him to smack it with a shoe while you run screaming like a girl. :D
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:34 PM
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48. LOL
:rofl:

RL
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:50 PM
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37. Any either of your bearded dragons awake and hungry?
If you can knock that spider down off the wall they might enjoy a snack.

Am I wrong in remembering that most lizards eat insects?
:shrug:
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:52 PM
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38. Always, except it'd fall behind furniture.
It's too tight a squeeze for the lizards big enough to eat this thing.
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radwriter0555 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:15 PM
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42. Leave the door open for 10 minutes and he'll leave. But you have to leave
the room too.

Then close the door and he won't be able to get back in.

Works EVERY time!
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:16 PM
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43. just don't go to sleep
you'll wake up & it will be like the ending of "Kingdom of the Spiders"...

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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:17 PM
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44. i would kill your spider...or atleast remove it
though i am neither manly or butch
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In_The_Wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:22 PM
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45. did it look like this

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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:24 PM
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47. Well, it's not really a tarantula, just way too fucking big to be in NJ.
It's black and bigger than that.
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:16 PM
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49. I'm kind of a man, but I'll kill it for you.
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:48 PM
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50. Crisis Averted. It stayed behind the print. My stepdad killed it.
When he lifted up the frame and saw the spider even he yelled, "Holy shit! That's HUGE!"
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Call Me Wesley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:49 PM
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51. Om mani padme hum.
Safe passage, little spider.
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liontamer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:19 PM
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52. I'm surprised no members of your zoo wanted to tackle it
but next time, I'd be willing to trap it for you.
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:20 PM
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53. I am taking your lesbian card and your copy of the gay agenda away
for wanting a man! :rofl:
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Dukkha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:43 PM
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55. does it look like my beloved pet Lucy?


who's technically not a tarantula
she's a Goliath Bird Spider
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seemunkee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:20 PM
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58. What do you feed that thing?
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Dukkha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:22 PM
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59. crickets & live mice


usually takes her a day to fully consume one
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Sugar Smack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:48 PM
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56. You should hop on the kitchen chair and start twitching.
That would work! Besides, spiders can't climb kitchen chairs. :P
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