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Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by S.Speed, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. S.Speed

    S.Speed Senior Member

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    I parked my car this morning and was affixing the parking ticket when I noticed movement on my back seat.
    There was a monster of a spider crawling down to the carpet. God knows how it got in.
    Ive decided to leave it where it is for the day. We get large spiders where I live so I shall release it when I'm home.
    I wouldnt wish crappy Blackpool even on a spider!!
    See how nice and considerate I really am ?
     
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    What sort is it ? Can we see a photo ? Is it a rare one ?
     
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    We never throw spiders out of anywhere.They are lovely little creatures. Wait a moment I'm fibbing,we do evict them from the bath, but thats for their own good. Even then we would just put them in another room.
     
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    JEZ.S320L Active Senior Members

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    If it were in my car, it would be the more common, squashed species.!

    [​IMG]
     
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    Oh Yuk. How horrible.

    My old 230e used to have a huge one living under the bonnet and my husband wouldn't get rid of it for me, he kept telling me they can't get inside the car. I knew he must be wrong, now you've given me proof! :(
     
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    No its not a rare one..
    Its just large and thick set.. It just took me by surprise as its not the sort of thing I expected to see first thing in the morning in my car..
    I never kill spiders, but sometimes I have to remove them to another place for their own safety..
     
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    Good for you Simon.
     
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    I have been in an attic recently with hundreds of them and webs like a Hammer horror film.
     
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    I have a sort of admiration for spiders but some are just too big for me to risk picking up...
    Let me explain.. EVERY spider is capeable of biting a human (No seriously).. Yes the venom in UK spiders isnt that strong but the mouth poarts are designed to puncture an insects exoskeleton. By comparison human skin isnt a problem.
    Before you all laugh at me I can tell you my boss was bitten 3 times by a money spider (I am not joking)...
    I watched a large spider through our shed window attacking a beefy moth last summer..
    When you see what they can do it does make you think a little before grabbing them.
    Many moons ago I kept snakes but NEVER poisonous ones..Just constrictors.
     
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    I used to have a fear of spiders until I was 13 when I went to Bristol Zoo and the Really Wild Show happened to be there. I was asked if I wanted to hold a Mexican Black Tarantula. It turned out to be quite an eye opening experience even at my young age and I was taught how to handle a spider properly. Since then I have no fear, which is just as well as my Mrs will not go near them and shrieks at the sight.
     
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    I thought all spiders were called Spencer, (you have to have watched "Are you being Served") Good on you for saving it,and extra good for saving it from Blackpool)
     
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    The really bad ones are the ones just visible under your paintwork.. now they really can sting and bite ..ur pocket
     
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    I like em because they're ancient, primitive, interesting. Some exotic ones are quite beautiful. I don't understand human squeamishness, although I understand some species need to be handled with caution ...

    Our cats eat them, crunch crunch. They are a good source of protein I think ...
     
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    I am definitely an arachnaphobe above a critical size they are like green kryptonite to me all my super powers:rolleyes: dissapear :)
    I know not why It makes no sense to me
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    It is so simple with a glass and just slide a paper under neath and you can move them out,,, I could never kill one either, I feel bad if I do kill one accidentally
     
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    I was in the attic with the Mrs, all dusty and covered in cobwebs, still she's good with the kids! I have my coat :Oops:
     

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