What kind of spider? North of Denver CO

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  1. cyberghostx13

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    Well hot damn my mom got it right. She called them "Garden Spiders". We lived in Rockford, Illinois, growing up in the 50s. My mom didn't kill spiders in the house, she would say they kill everything else, course if they were really in the wrong place she'd remove them and relocate them outside. All other bugs and insects got the rolled up newspaper treatment.

    One night in the bedroom I totally freaked out as a centipede was crawling up the wall, I was only around 5 years old so I was screaming bloody murder. Mom came upstairs and gave that ole centipede a piece of the news...splat! My mom, Super Mom.
     
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    We have those around here..garden spiders and I leave them alone as they stay outside....

    In the house it is nuke time...
     
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    Orb and they get as big as a dollar bill if you leave them along. It’s about the only spider that I won’t kill on sight. I still don’t want it on me though or I will beat myself to death, I’m not afraid of spiders but if I think one is on me I suddenly become an expert in all the different martial arts and use them against myself lol.
     
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    I agree.
     
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    If you shoot one at point blank with a BB gun there is a chance it's guts will flip back onto your face.

    Going down like you've been napalmed seems to prevent permanent injury.
     
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    uhlawpup l'Italia s'è desta

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    Banana Spiders do bite.

    A few years ago when we moved had huge ones around and I decimated them, been bitten twice and is not joke.

    No snakes or spiders allowed around my Fort.


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    My Daughter said she would call that a Pokemon spider ..

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    that’s from a group of species called spiny orb weavers. Also called crab spiders. I only know that because of another GT thread some time ago.

    do an google image search on spiny orb weavers. fascinating stuff, really.
     
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    Correct Sir.

    What's weird, to me anyway, is that I've never seen one of them until 2 years ago. I am 59. Looked them up and found they're endemic to the SE US, and they come in blue too. Supposed to be prolific.

    Since then I've seen about 30 of these, including the blue ones.

    Go figure.
     
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    Spiders are about the only insects to invade my house. In warm weather, I put out those sticky pads and they do a wonderful job on them.
     
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    Why? Is it a stripper spider?
     
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    But did you die?
     
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    Drumroll...cymbals clash! That was a good one, almost went over my head.
     
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    Plain ol garden spider. Touch it softly and it'll move its butt violently to make it and it's web whip back and forth.
     
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    'Definately cool spiders; this one was hangin' around my tiger lilies this past summer:
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    It’s a Minnesota Yellow Hairy.