Arachnophobia

Arachnophobia

Arachnophobia, the fear of spiders is a common one. Who really likes the creepy crawlies that come into your house and lurk in the corner? Look at those big fangs, and the long hairy legs!

This one was actually on my wall (I rotated the image 90 degrees) and just after I took the photo he dropped to the floor where I lost sight of him. He could still be here, in my office. Just waiting for me to .. What’s that???

I’m usually the one to remove them from our home actually. A glass and a thin magazine do the job really well. Don’t want to hurt them as they trap the flies and other nasties that buzz around the place.
One time at my last job I saw a fly get caught in a spider’s web. The spider darted out of a small hole in the window sill and grabbed the fly, still thrashing, and took it back to his lair. Dinner!

This is in honour of Scarecrow, a character in the world of Batman, who frightened and unsettled me last night while I was playing “Batman: Arkham Asylum”.


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  • Chris Osborne September 2, 2009 Reply

    I was thinking that was skin until I read the description. Either way, nice job catching this.

    By the way, how is that game? It looks good from what I’ve seen of it, but I’d rather hear from someone who’s played it.

    • Donncha September 2, 2009 Reply

      Skin? *shudder* That thing was huge, almost as big as the palm of my hands!

      The new Batman game is great. You will love it! If I had more spare time I’d be playing it a lot more but alas real life gets in the way.

  • Gamma Goblin September 2, 2009 Reply

    You know, of course, that house spiders like this die if you put them outside right? :)

    • Donncha September 2, 2009 Reply

      Well, I knew they came in at this time of the year out of the cold. Oh well. Good thing he got away then!

  • Speaker One September 4, 2009 Reply

    This may or may not be accurate, but this spider looks just like a “Brown Recluse.” So, BEWARE!, the “Brown Recluse” is very poisonous!!

    • Donncha September 4, 2009 Reply

      That got me worried so I went searching and found the Wikipedia page on it. As it’s main territory is in the US that rules out it appearing in Ireland, and the spider above is much bigger. Phew.

      • Speaker One September 10, 2009 Reply

        Sorry for the scare. Glad I was wrong. Have a Great Day!

  • Gamma Goblin September 4, 2009 Reply

    Oh you people :) this is a common giant house spider, nothing more nothing less. Contrary to popular belief they do not “come in from the cold” at the end of summer, they are always living in your house (in the walls etc.) The reason you only see them at this time is because the males are feeling a bit randy and set out on an adventure across your living room floor to find a mate. You can sometimes find a pair of males fighting, gladiator style, if you’re really lucky.

    They are also one of the fastest running spiders in known existence. I suppose this only adds to peoples fear. They don’t cope very well with outside environments though, hence why putting them outside isn’t as kind as you might think, but it certainly beats hammering the be-jaysus out of them with the heel of a shoe :)

    http://gammagoblin.blogspot.com/2008/08/8-legged-friend.html

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