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Topic # 233467 17-Apr-2018 14:49
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My girlfriend woke up to this running around her room.  

 

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All I know is its me or it! :p  


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  Reply # 1997852 17-Apr-2018 14:50
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That, my friend, is a spider.

 

 

 

 

 

Probably a Whitetail, hard to tell from pic, but definitely a hunting spider, not a web-in-the-corner spider.


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  Reply # 1997854 17-Apr-2018 14:53
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Not a white tail - legs are way to long.

 

Had one like the OP crawling up the mesh of an outside window the other evening - must be the season for them to be out and about.

 

Totally harmless - be nice to it - it probably keeps other creepie crawlies checked.





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  Reply # 1997855 17-Apr-2018 14:54
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It's not a whitetail. The body is the wrong shape and colour.

 

It looks quite harmless to me.




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  Reply # 1997858 17-Apr-2018 14:56
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I'll teach the dog to kill spiders on sight!  At least she would have a chance of catching a spider without destroying the house, unlike with crickets :p 




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  Reply # 1997859 17-Apr-2018 14:58
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And yes I have a phobia of spiders after one crawled into my ear one night whilst asleep.  Pray you will never get to experience it! 


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  Reply # 1997885 17-Apr-2018 15:02
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Removed one from the house today. They're bloody huge. Probably a Vagrant spider. They do come into houses in autumn. Had the odd one in other years as well.


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  Reply # 1997887 17-Apr-2018 15:05
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Vagrant sounds about right by the looks of it.  Shes out in rural Auckland so it would make sense.  I'll tell her its a white tail and shes going to turn into spiderwoman since she thinks it bit her (it didnt!).  


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  Reply # 1997889 17-Apr-2018 15:08
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alasta:

 

It's not a whitetail. The body is the wrong shape and colour.

 

It looks quite harmless to me.

 

 

It doesn't look harmless to me - spiders are my #1 phobia, so it's capable of scaring me to death at least.

 

As to identification, I reckon it's a male sheet web spider  (see 2nd photo down - of one on the back of person's hand).

 

 


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  Reply # 1997890 17-Apr-2018 15:08
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Looks familiar (warning : some language NSFW)

 

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  Reply # 1997892 17-Apr-2018 15:09
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askelon:

 

And yes I have a phobia of spiders after one crawled into my ear one night whilst asleep. 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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Kill it with fire! I hate spiders too. The only one I like is the Spider-man.


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  Reply # 1997905 17-Apr-2018 15:25
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askelon:

 

And yes I have a phobia of spiders after one crawled into my ear one night whilst asleep.  Pray you will never get to experience it! 

 

 

I had a tiny moth embed itself into my ear one night about a year ago - woke up to this thing going fruup, flruup, fruup every few minutes - I thought I'd finally gone insane.

 

Couldnt dig the thing out, couldnt flush it out - eventually my wife managed to extract it with a pair of tweezers. It wasnt lodged quite as far down as the eardrum, but yeh, it was maddening.

 

I wont be trimming my ear hair in future.





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  Reply # 1997916 17-Apr-2018 15:37
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Cute, furry, what the hell could go wrong?

 


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  Reply # 1997918 17-Apr-2018 15:39
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Recognised it straight off - it’s aurem aranea maior ferventis terribilis - the Greater Jumping Phobic Ear-Spider.

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