This is why you shouldn't mess with spiders

spiders - this is why you shouldn't mess with spiders

  • Paul
  • May 24, 2009, 3:26 pm
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    It looks like spiders are in war with snakes as well:

    snake1 - this is why you shouldn't mess with spiders

    snake2 - this is why you shouldn't mess with spiders

    snake3 - this is why you shouldn't mess with spiders


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    • Paul
    • May 24, 2009, 3:48 pm
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    the Golden Orb Weaver with the finch in its web is not "eating" it, it is simply removing it from its web. We get it here all the time in northern QLD.

    The greater majority of spiders are harmless to humans, with very few being venomous enough to cause death.


    OH and spiders arent "poisonous", that indicates that the poison comes from digesting them (eating). an injection such as a snake, spider or scorpion is a venom- hence venemous.

    In response to Sciteachr, im sorry mate but the big T's do bite. Ive been bitten myself a few times. In saying that, australian species of Tarantulas are alot more aggresive compared to the more docile american common pet Tarantulas. And again it comes down to individual specimens, some can be docile, others can be very aggresive.

    There are more recorded deaths globally from Bee stings than from Spider bites, yet the fear of spiders is more common than the fear of death.

    These photos are wonderful displays of rare events, these are not common everyday occurences.

    If anyone has any questions regarding Arachnids id be happy to shoot you my email and discuss further. My study is mainly within australian species but i do have some extended knowledge of international species to an extent.

    • Smidge
    • May 26, 2009, 7:29 am
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    That sends a shiver down my spine

    • Jwanty
    • May 25, 2009, 8:58 am
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    Frogs, too.

    spider eating frog

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    Spiders are really bad ass insects... check it out

    • linus7
    • June 8, 2009, 5:39 am
    I don't know who downrated you but you're right spiders are Arachnids not Insects +1
    - gemie89 June 5, 2011, 8:01 am
    Haha thanks :)
    - Jackylegs June 7, 2011, 2:29 am
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    More photos of spider vs. bird:

    bird spider

    bird spider2


    Full story: cairns.com.au

    • Paul
    • May 24, 2009, 4:11 pm
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    I think the point was just to show that they kill *a* bird or *a* lizard. You read a little too far into it.

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    Photo credit: John Agnew.

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    Spider kills bat


    (credit: OfNumbersOfNumbers, Digg commenter)

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    Hey Dr. I'm with ya! this is garbage...part of the media trying to scare the pants off of human beings and profit from fear. Man's only predator is Man. I've had a tarantula for almost 10 years and she is a complete sweetheart. I'm a 9th grade science teacher and I let my students and parents hold her. She is the class pet and the kids love her. Spiders of that size do not bite humans. If freaked in any way at worst you'll get a flurry of abdominal hairs in your face...which have a slight irritant on them. But they tend to get the fact that you are not food.

    btw the same media crap is spread about sharks every year and If you look at the stats you'll find that sharks maybe kill one or two people a year world wide but that humans kill thousands of sharks. who should be afraid of whom???

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    It's "species", not "specie". "Species" with an "s" is used for both plural and singular. And it's "Homo sapiens", with an "s". Also "arachnophobia" doesn't have a "g" in it. AND, "Thusly" is NOT a word.

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    Relax man, it's just for fun. You're a science teacher, you should appreciate how cool this is. Not everything's about the media spreading false propaganda, you know. Some people just want to see spiders eat stuff (that's bigger than them).

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    i think he was joking guys

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    the black widow is like "DON'T FUCK WITH ME BITCH!"

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    Thanks for being level-headed! :-)

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    holy crap, I didn't know spider webs were strong enough to hold a damn snake, or that black widows even ATE snakes O_o

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    There's nothing wrong with spiders. I am an arachnaphobe, but spiders do many good things for us. They kill other bugs. They may be creapy, but there are much worse things in life than being near a spider.

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    WTF Do Spiders do lol
    like they personally go and rampage a war against other animals !

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    dude , if i saw one of those spiders on my bedroom cieling . id shit myself , period

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    spiders aren't insects

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    HOlY S@#T!

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    i eat spiders NUFF

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    I am here in Afghanistan, this is what we found in one of the tents! Camel Spider is the nickname, even though they are not really considered spiders but solifugids
    spider4 - this is why you shouldn't mess with spiders

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    O_______________________________________O

    • svkkk
    • May 24, 2009, 11:25 pm
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    Uhh..they're just pictures, why are you talking about continuity and shit? Nothing is being implied or intended exept that these spiders can kill. Jesus man lol.

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    Great post ! +3

    • Mime
    • May 25, 2009, 1:33 am
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    Hey Dr. I'm with ya! this is garbage...part of the media trying to scare the pants off of human beings and profit from fear. Man's only predator is Man. I've had a taratula for almost 10 years and she is a complete sweetheart. I'm a 9th grade science teacher and I let my students and parents hold her. She is the class pet and the kids love her. Spiders of that size do not bite humans. If freaked in any way at worst you'll get a flurry of abdominal hairs in your face...which have a slight irritant on them. But they tend to get the fact that you are not food.

    btw the same media crap is speak about sharks every year and If you look at the stats you'll find that sharks maybe kill one or two people a year world wide but that humans kill thousands of sharks. who should be afraid of whom???

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    Yeah, that was war on birds.

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    As an arachnaphobe each one of those pictures made me shiver; i get freaked out by the smallest of spiders...it's even worse now that i've heard there are poisonous spiders in Britain T_T

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    same here im an arachnaphobe i get scared of the smallest spiders now im just freaking out know that there are spiders big enough to eat birds

    • dezi
    • May 25, 2009, 7:32 pm
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    I believe you just "pwned" his fallacious grasp of intellect. I laughed... Heartily. :) However... Thusly is, in actual point of fact, a word.

    • Reape
    • May 25, 2009, 9:41 pm
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    Um - You are unfamiliar with Australian spiders, aren't you?

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    well ick.

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    well ick.

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    Creepy i just hate spiders but i love austraila too bad.

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    JUST CUT THE CRAP AND HAVE FUN WITH SPIDERS

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    I'm a hiker and resident of Australia. Generally you are nice and safe, though there are occasional cases of spider bites. If you intend to put yourself in a situation where you may encounter any type of poisonous creature, make sure you, or one of your party members have recieved training in bush first aid.

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    LoL. Bush first aid. Most chicks shave these days, but I'd safely say I've had my fair share of training.

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    wtf

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    CREEPS ME OUT MANN (shudder)
    i didnt kno spiders were dat big!! jeez

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    WARMONGERS someone find me my pickets I gotta protest the crap out've those spiders

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    So much hostility. :l
    It's just pictures, there is no need to argue.

    Even though its entertaining. :)

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    uh never thought a spider could eat a snake

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    F me man thaT IS FREAKY!!! that is messing with me....

    • G4g3
    • June 4, 2009, 9:00 am
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    that is some big spiders.....

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    that was an awesome vid.

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    you have a point about the shark and taruntula thing
    who should be afraid of whom

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    hahahahaha

    • Jenks
    • June 18, 2009, 8:56 am
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    Holy shit those spiders are huge!

    • Nicka
    • June 26, 2009, 7:00 am
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    I was just in Reims, France last week, and went on a Champagne tour in the cellars where Dom Perignon is made; they have twenty four kilometers of underground caverns, and the spiders there are huge and mean looking! Being 6'4", I couldn't stand in some places or I would be nose to nose with these guys hanging above our heads!

    • cm115
    • June 26, 2009, 7:49 am
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    scary shit

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    the biggest spider is 30cm across =[ hate spider books lol

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    Wow, thats sick but kinda cool at the same time.

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    They're not really trying to scare human beings, they're just showing that spiders can unleash some UBER PWNAGE on snakes

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    haha, poster just got owned

    • Zink
    • October 12, 2009, 9:34 am
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    couldnt remember password so made a new account, Im never ever going to kill another spider with my shoe........ Im going to get grenades be back Bye,;)

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    im scared

    • jimbar
    • October 17, 2009, 3:38 pm
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    :shivers:

    • Stoy
    • October 17, 2009, 3:39 pm
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    strange how even the massive ones are tiny and how were so scared of em, not saying im not they scre the hell outta me . o_O

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    LMAO

    • Junkie
    • November 19, 2009, 6:36 pm
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    funny pictures goats discuss spider size I hope these make your day better


    (posted by iTzDeVOUrr in other thread).

    • Paul
    • December 1, 2009, 10:14 am
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    holy shit

    • vbn8867
    • January 6, 2010, 11:02 am
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    hi

    • vbn8867
    • January 6, 2010, 11:02 am
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    fuck spiders

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    you better kill those things

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    wow I used to have that car in the video XD

    • suckots
    • February 3, 2010, 10:00 am
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    Further proof that ALL SPIDERS MUST DIE!!!

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    A specie not shown among these arachnophiles is homo sapien. It fails, thusly, to develop universal arachnophogbia in humans, as was probably intended.

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    lol

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    It looks like the birds change identities with the dead one being a chicken in a pen. I'm not sure of the continuity of the lizard wars either if a continuum was implied or intended.

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    Dear Sciteacher,
    No matter how much you love your tarantula, it is still a spider. I hate to break it to you, but love for a spider is seditious and down right creepy. Not only are you betraying your innate humanity, but you are putting small children in danger of being eaten.
    Love,
    A concerned citizen

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    what when she saw your tiny penis

    • ew1090
    • June 1, 2009, 5:34 pm
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