spiders are awesome. I have heaps of redbacks and white-tails. some huntsmen, a few golden orb-spinners and those freaky little black house spiders that look like satan’s housepet.
I wish we had funnel webs over here.
I’m over fond of spiders myself, the marbled orb-weavers being near the top of the list. Funny how the first person to squash a spider is also the first person to complain about all the other bugs. Do they not know what spiders eat?
I killed a largish house centipede that was creeping around my apt just last night.
I had a huge internal fight between my desire to be far far away from those fucking hellbeasts and my knowledge that I would not be able to sleep knowing that the demoncreature was still alive somewhere in the building.
Oh, and ALL spiders are venomous, as far as I’m concerned. But they can live outside if they want. Let one of those little fuckers comes inside though…
That all comes from seeing a guy get THREE brown recluse bites on his chest, and get Medevac’d to an Army hospital (where he probably died, because it’s an Army hospital, but I didn’t know him since he was in another unit). Fuck those little bastards.
Yes Hawkbit, I would imagine so. But perhaps you’ve never been to an Army hospital. With Army doctors. And this was in peacetime during the Clinton years where the military was being decimated and defunded.
But he probably didn’t die – I just don’t know. Brown recluses are very venomous – way more so than a black widow.
If he did die, it was most likely due to a staph infection rather than the actual bite. Brown recluse bites are nasty, but they usually only kill children or elderly. Infection in the open wound tends to cause more death than the actual bite. They are still worse than black widows, though, because there is no treatment.