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22nd March 2012, 05:44 AM
I tried to add this to the spider post thread but could not get the file to upload in that thread. So I started a new thread.
This is a handsome Huntsman spider. It was about the size of a hand spread. It was on our hall wall. They are often seen inside and when they are it is a good indicator that we can expect rain within a day or so.
Thanks for viewing
22nd March 2012, 07:20 AM
22nd March 2012, 07:35 AM
Awesome, we have something similar here in SA, its actually called a rain spider because they come inside before the rain. They look almost the same except that they have striped legs, but they also get really big.
22nd March 2012, 09:25 AM
And that's precisely why i couldn't live in Australia or South Africa!
I would literally die if that thing was in my house! And they're bloody fast too! Yep, I'd die.
22nd March 2012, 03:01 PM
Awesome. He literally jumped out at me when the image first opened.
22nd March 2012, 03:21 PM
Good one. We can clearly see all the hairs on the legs.
I know it's totally irrational, but I'd have to take a pretty big gulp if that happened to be hanging onto my wall.
22nd March 2012, 10:52 PM
Oh come on folks, they are really quite harmless. They just mooch around doing their own thing, knocking off flies and mozzies. But they do move around. Not unusual to have one near your front door in the evening and then wake up in the morning to have it staring down at you from the bed room wall or ceiling at the other end of the house. They move on in their own time. Nothing to worry about. Not like in the old joke, " Our pet spider loves young children. Eats up to 3 a day! "
It is the funnel webs, white tails and red back spiders that can be a bit of a concern.
Last edited by ucci; 22nd March 2012 at 10:58 PM.
22nd March 2012, 11:01 PM
For those with a cockroach infestation, they are great for reducing their population. Great picture, I will add that one to my collection of spider pictures, I hope you are OK with that.
22nd March 2012, 11:08 PM
Er..., Ah..., if you say so Ken.
Originally Posted by ucci
Provided, that is, that the spiders STAY in Seymour and don't take a hankerin' to come visit me here!