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08 December 2008

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Susanna (A Modern Mother)

Everyone has a good spider story here. Not sure where they all come from (spiders that is) but they ARE EVERYWHERE. I've learned to make them my friends. They aren't too bad, until they bite you.

cgardener

I love spiders, but this sounds like a monster spider! Was it yellow and black? If so, probably a harmless orb spider, but they are very scary. I used to run into their webs at my grandmother's house when I was small. The web literally stretched completely across the small lane leading to her house. They seemed so huge back then. Well, they are huge. I would run down the lane brushing myself frantically just in case it was on me, screaming at the top of my lungs.

It's always best to put a piece of a doggy flea collar into your vacuum to kill off any such offending creatures that it should pick up.

cgardener

I love spiders, but this sounds like a monster spider! Was it yellow and black? If so, probably a harmless orb spider, but they are very scary. I used to run into their webs at my grandmother's house when I was small. The web literally stretched completely across the small lane leading to her house. They seemed so huge back then. Well, they are huge. I would run down the lane brushing myself frantically just in case it was on me, screaming at the top of my lungs.

It's always best to put a piece of a doggy flea collar into your vacuum to kill off any such offending creatures that it should pick up.

Cass

I consider myself a hale and hearty gal from Texas, but I'm with you on the marvel that is both the speed of webmaking and general size of spiders here. I like to keep mine in my vacuum cleaner bag as well, but I think I will try the flea collar trick just to make sure they are good and dead.

Alisa Bowman

Wow--you should let David Sedaris know where to find such a spider. He would be in spider love. As for the vacuum-- I'd be afraid to use it again. Yikes. Great story, and you didn't need to tell me about the exaggeration. It's part of telling a good story, yes?

Michael Harling

I believe it was an orb or a window spider, I didn't ask it and wasn't that interested. I was only interested in seeing it gone. I do know we don't have them in Sussex, I've only encountered hairy, monster spiders here.

In case you're interested, here's a photo of me with the spider:
http://www.lindenwald.com/chronicle/images/spider.jpg

Charlene

Spiders have friends. Sounds to me like that web was a team effort.
I would worry.

Charlene

Spiders have friends. Sounds to me like that web was a team effort.
I would worry.

Charlene

Spiders have friends. Sounds to me like that web was a team effort.
I would worry.

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