Guest Trakki

What is it about White tail spiders???

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    Guest Trakki

    I am not bothered by spiders as long as they stay out of my way, if they come in the house they get chucked out or killed if they are the poisonous type, so why is it that I have come across 4 white tails and all but one have been on me??? 1st one was on out screen door, fine no probs, 2nd one I was just settling down on the beach on my lounger, newly aquired but kept in the shed until used to enjoy watching the kids playing, saw something move on my lap and it was a white tail, in a pathetic voice I got Petes attention and we shook it off, 3rd one again at the beach, I was openng the umbrella got out of the shed (different shed as we had moved) and what was there yes another white tail, again pathetic voice to Pete who attempted to drown the bugger, took forever and being buried in the sand, bloody thing kept coming back into the beach with the waves. 4th one today, opening the curtains and felt something on my arm, brushed it off and it wouldn't get off so brush and brushed about 5 times and off it fell, assumed it was a fly or one of those millipede things, looked on the floor to see it walking towards my foot and yes it was a white tail, it is now rather flat and dead outside.

     

    Why do they pick on me?? :arghh: I am now guessing that although poisonous they are not aggressive or I think the one today would have bitten me!! At least most of them have been smallish, the one at the beach had been on steroids I think, it was huge!!!

     

    I'll shut up now

     

    Thanks

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    Guest Fly Away

    EEK!! I haven't seen one yet - only been here 5 weeks. I think you were very brave - I would have screamed my head off!!

     

    Is there a good website which has photos of spiders for newbies to familiarise themselves with??

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    Guest Trakki

    No maternal feelings left here, Niamh was upset that I squashed it as she thought it was a baby looking for its mum, told her that I would squash its mum too if I saw it so they could be together!!! :biglaugh:

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    Guest Guest75

    It must be the White tips that are scaring the dolphins away!:biglaugh:

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    Guest GIPSY

    Hi

     

    Is it true that they only bite in defence or would they walk across a human and think 'hmm, nice bit of meat?!?'

     

    I don't think I would give it a chance whilst I was awake, but the sleeping thing concerns me and I do need to sleep every now and again :goofy:

     

    We didn't see too many spiders on our reccie in Adelaide - a couple of white tips, but we did see several more red backs in Perth. They tended to be in between the bricks on the outside of the house - the pointing is it?!? OH isn't here to give me the technical term.

     

    It tried not to look to hard for them though - the small ones didn't bother me too much as I can bring myself to dispose of them! However, the larger ones are a competely different matter altogether! They are more like pets that I do not want!!

     

    Hayley

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    Hi

     

    Is it true that they only bite in defence or would they walk across a human and think 'hmm, nice bit of meat?!?'

     

    I don't think I would give it a chance whilst I was awake, but the sleeping thing concerns me and I do need to sleep every now and again :goofy:

     

    We didn't see too many spiders on our reccie in Adelaide - a couple of white tips, but we did see several more red backs in Perth. They tended to be in between the bricks on the outside of the house - the pointing is it?!? OH isn't here to give me the technical term.

     

    It tried not to look to hard for them though - the small ones didn't bother me too much as I can bring myself to dispose of them! However, the larger ones are a competely different matter altogether! They are more like pets that I do not want!!

     

    Hayley

     

    We have a couple walk across our arms whilst we have been asleep and yes they did wake us.....but then they had to depart this world.

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    Guest Trakki
    It must be the White tips that are scaring the dolphins away!:biglaugh:

     

    Ha bloody ha tyke!!!! :biglaugh:

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    I am not bothered by spiders as long as they stay out of my way, if they come in the house they get chucked out or killed if they are the poisonous type, so why is it that I have come across 4 white tails and all but one have been on me??? 1st one was on out screen door, fine no probs, 2nd one I was just settling down on the beach on my lounger, newly aquired but kept in the shed until used to enjoy watching the kids playing, saw something move on my lap and it was a white tail, in a pathetic voice I got Petes attention and we shook it off, 3rd one again at the beach, I was openng the umbrella got out of the shed (different shed as we had moved) and what was there yes another white tail, again pathetic voice to Pete who attempted to drown the bugger, took forever and being buried in the sand, bloody thing kept coming back into the beach with the waves. 4th one today, opening the curtains and felt something on my arm, brushed it off and it wouldn't get off so brush and brushed about 5 times and off it fell, assumed it was a fly or one of those millipede things, looked on the floor to see it walking towards my foot and yes it was a white tail, it is now rather flat and dead outside.

     

    Why do they pick on me?? :arghh: I am now guessing that although poisonous they are not aggressive or I think the one today would have bitten me!! At least most of them have been smallish, the one at the beach had been on steroids I think, it was huge!!!

     

    I'll shut up now

     

    Thanks

     

     

    Good to see that Pete did not hide behind you!!:biglaugh:

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