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(BBC-US)   Canadian bureaucrats running scared after not one, but two spider scares   ( bbc.com) divider line
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2018-11-08 12:11:43 PM  
Don't worry, I'll get it....


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AHHHHHHHH!
 
2018-11-08 12:15:27 PM  
Canada?  Was it a spider-moose?  Those things are terrifying...

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2018-11-08 12:53:42 PM  
Just throw something at it....
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2018-11-08 12:54:56 PM  
The spiders were noticed in June and in October 2018 and the office evacuated and fumigated both times.

So they rebuilt the place from the first fire within four months? Impressive.
 
2018-11-08 12:58:45 PM  
Nothing like a horrible spider bite. I was bitten on my foot once, and it took a whole year for that ulcer to completely disappear.

Just last week, I think i was bit by something. Out of nowhere, my hand swelled up nearly twice the size of my other hand. I don't remember being bit or feeling the bite but my hand swelled up really big and I was smart enough to take two benadryl and within a few hours, the swelling went down and by the next day and a 3rd dose, it was back to normal again. Completely odd. Funny how a small insect like that can cause such huge problems.
 
2018-11-08 01:02:36 PM  
I just looked up the habitat range of the Brown Recluse and not a single map included Canada.  I may be going out on a limb but I'm thinking they don't exist there.
 
2018-11-08 01:03:27 PM  

steklo: Nothing like a horrible spider bite. I was bitten on my foot once, and it took a whole year for that ulcer to completely disappear.

Just last week, I think i was bit by something. Out of nowhere, my hand swelled up nearly twice the size of my other hand. I don't remember being bit or feeling the bite but my hand swelled up really big and I was smart enough to take two benadryl and within a few hours, the swelling went down and by the next day and a 3rd dose, it was back to normal again. Completely odd. Funny how a small insect like that can cause such huge problems.


So, let me get this straight. Your hand swelled up for no immediate apparent reason and you decided NOT to go the emergency room??
 
2018-11-08 01:09:35 PM  
Spiders On Drugs
Youtube sHzdsFiBbFc
 
2018-11-08 01:10:24 PM  
Guess we better nuke Canada.

You know, to be sure.
 
2018-11-08 01:11:57 PM  
Those Canuckians Arachnias are quite impressive...

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2018-11-08 01:13:00 PM  

tothekor: steklo: Nothing like a horrible spider bite. I was bitten on my foot once, and it took a whole year for that ulcer to completely disappear.

Just last week, I think i was bit by something. Out of nowhere, my hand swelled up nearly twice the size of my other hand. I don't remember being bit or feeling the bite but my hand swelled up really big and I was smart enough to take two benadryl and within a few hours, the swelling went down and by the next day and a 3rd dose, it was back to normal again. Completely odd. Funny how a small insect like that can cause such huge problems.

So, let me get this straight. Your hand swelled up for no immediate apparent reason and you decided NOT to go the emergency room??


He's old school.  He probably tried to walk it off like his gym coach used to tell him.

My gym coach told me to walk of a heat stroke.  A week later, I called him and said "You were right but now what should I do? I'm in Chicago "

/the veal. Try it
//just beat up hamburger in Capbell's Tomato Soup
///but it beats up the coffee 'cause the coffees too weak to defend itself
/V Tom Waites
 
2018-11-08 01:15:32 PM  
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Wanted for questioning
 
2018-11-08 01:17:14 PM  

guestguy: Canada?  Was it a spider-moose?  Those things are terrifying...

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What kind of webs do they shoot? O_O
 
2018-11-08 01:17:52 PM  

tothekor: So, let me get this straight. Your hand swelled up for no immediate apparent reason and you decided NOT to go the emergency room??


yes. My wife yelled at me too. I figured it was an allergic reaction to something. I felt that if it didn't get better by the next day or started really hurting to save the fees of a 24 hour emergency room visit. See, for something like that, our local hospital would take close to 12 hours or so to even get seen by a doctor and then another 12 for testing, etc. I didn't have the time or money to do such a thing.
 
2018-11-08 01:19:23 PM  
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i dunno, he looks Canadian....
 
2018-11-08 01:20:52 PM  
All sorts of critters show up in shipments in food warehouses.
Some get found and some manage to slip out and settle in.

/spiders
//andotherthingsyoudoNOTwanttoknow
///whatisthatinyourhair
 
2018-11-08 01:22:00 PM  

steklo: [img.fark.net image 625x642]

i dunno, he looks Canadian....


He needs a super hero ride that screams Canadian...

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2018-11-08 01:30:43 PM  
What of the super creeps?
 
2018-11-08 01:31:48 PM  

cowgirl toffee: guestguy: Canada?  Was it a spider-moose?  Those things are terrifying...

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What kind of webs do they shoot? O_O


It's basically really thick, maple-scented moose jizz...the sweet smell attracts their prey.  Diabolical really...
 
2018-11-08 01:34:21 PM  

guestguy: cowgirl toffee: guestguy: Canada?  Was it a spider-moose?  Those things are terrifying...

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What kind of webs do they shoot? O_O

It's basically really thick, maple-scented moose jizz...the sweet smell attracts their prey.  Diabolical really...


Guess your only defense is to make sure it doesn't want to jizz you.

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2018-11-08 01:34:32 PM  
the one time I have first hand knowledge, used to work in that building years ago.

a year before this a person was put in hospital for a brown recluse bite around that location
 
2018-11-08 01:36:23 PM  

steklo: Nothing like a horrible spider bite. I was bitten on my foot once, and it took a whole year for that ulcer to completely disappear.

Just last week, I think i was bit by something. Out of nowhere, my hand swelled up nearly twice the size of my other hand. I don't remember being bit or feeling the bite but my hand swelled up really big and I was smart enough to take two benadryl and within a few hours, the swelling went down and by the next day and a 3rd dose, it was back to normal again. Completely odd. Funny how a small insect like that can cause such huge problems.


You're going to want to stay the hell away from box jellyfish.  You won't have a good time.
 
2018-11-08 01:38:47 PM  

Dr Jack Badofsky: You're going to want to stay the hell away from box jellyfish


Yup. Been stung by a normal Jellyfish when I was kid at Jones Beach, NY. This is the 2nd reason why I never swim in the ocean since then.
 
2018-11-08 01:46:47 PM  

cowgirl toffee: guestguy: cowgirl toffee: guestguy: Canada?  Was it a spider-moose?  Those things are terrifying...

[i.imgur.com image 420x200]

What kind of webs do they shoot? O_O

It's basically really thick, maple-scented moose jizz...the sweet smell attracts their prey.  Diabolical really...

Guess your only defense is to make sure it doesn't want to jizz you.

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Yup, curl up in a ball for grizzly bear attacks, hose yourself down in Axe body spray for spider-moose attacks.
 
2018-11-08 01:51:06 PM  

guestguy: cowgirl toffee: guestguy: cowgirl toffee: guestguy: Canada?  Was it a spider-moose?  Those things are terrifying...

[i.imgur.com image 420x200]

What kind of webs do they shoot? O_O

It's basically really thick, maple-scented moose jizz...the sweet smell attracts their prey.  Diabolical really...

Guess your only defense is to make sure it doesn't want to jizz you.

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Yup, curl up in a ball for grizzly bear attacks, hose yourself down in Axe body spray for spider-moose attacks.


Ouch.  That verges on animal cruelty  Does PETA know about this?
 
2018-11-08 01:55:36 PM  
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2018-11-08 01:56:18 PM  
Canadians need to grow a spine

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2018-11-08 02:47:26 PM  

NotThatGuyAgain: I just looked up the habitat range of the Brown Recluse and not a single map included Canada.  I may be going out on a limb but I'm thinking they don't exist there.


Not really, no.  Not unless they hitched a ride on someone.

We do get black widows, though.
 
2018-11-08 03:09:35 PM  

Literally Addicted: NotThatGuyAgain: I just looked up the habitat range of the Brown Recluse and not a single map included Canada.  I may be going out on a limb but I'm thinking they don't exist there.

Not really, no.  Not unless they hitched a ride on someone.

We do get black widows, though.


JUst be careful browsing the produce aisle with items from warmer climates.  May not happen often, but nasty spiders making their way into a bunch of bananas from South America does happen.
 
2018-11-08 03:15:54 PM  

Dr Jack Badofsky: Literally Addicted: NotThatGuyAgain: I just looked up the habitat range of the Brown Recluse and not a single map included Canada.  I may be going out on a limb but I'm thinking they don't exist there.

Not really, no.  Not unless they hitched a ride on someone.

We do get black widows, though.

JUst be careful browsing the produce aisle with items from warmer climates.  May not happen often, but nasty spiders making their way into a bunch of bananas from South America does happen.


Yes, there are the occasional stowaways. But Canada doesn't have a whole lot of venomous or toxic critters by nature.
 
2018-11-08 03:32:08 PM  

gopher321: Those Canuckians Arachnias are quite impressive...

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Maman! Fait moi peur!

It was an in-joke among my fellow students. I never was in on it, but I can guess what made it so funnny.

I love Louise Bourgeois' spiders. There are five or six of them in major cities around the world.

Maman has white marble eggs in her egg sac.

When those giant puppets were here in the Summer, I saw the Dragon but missed the giant spider which was across the down town core where Maman lives. It was the opposite way from that I was going.
 
2018-11-08 03:33:42 PM  

Literally Addicted: Yes, there are the occasional stowaways. But Canada doesn't have a whole lot of venomous or toxic critters by nature.


Too much ice, not to be nice!


CANADA!

 
2018-11-08 03:36:34 PM  
At least we got rid of Ted Cruz! Some of our best exports are toxic or venomous.

I could name names but I won't.

Well, one, Conrad Black. Just a hint for you to make your own list. Please, no Beiber. He's not such a bad kid. He could have become a Christian Rocker. He could have become the next Cousin Kanye because being Cousin Bieber was a very good start. Not unlike Dion.

But I am not naming names, I remember.
 
2018-11-08 04:39:10 PM  

NotThatGuyAgain: I just looked up the habitat range of the Brown Recluse and not a single map included Canada.  I may be going out on a limb but I'm thinking they don't exist there.


It's not the normal habitat, which seems generally to be the south-east US. When I lived in Nevada there were many people who were convinced the brown recluse was everywhere, and it isn't. A university study indicated that the very rare occasion of a brown recluse found in Nevada (Las Vegas) is that they are perhaps transported during a family moving there with furniture and personal effects. I think the same in Canada, there have been only a few (5 or 6) confirmed brown recluse encounters, and those probably are related to the movement of goods. There are black widows here in BC, although far fewer than what I would see in Vegas. However, you can't swat a polar bear with a slipper.
 
2018-11-08 05:26:55 PM  

ZeroGDarius: the one time I have first hand knowledge, used to work in that building years ago.

a year before this a person was put in hospital for a brown recluse bite around that location


That makes sense. Fumigation seemed a little excessive but if someone actually got a brown recluse bite in the same location, I could see them being overly cautious in case it laid eggs or something.
 
2018-11-08 05:55:09 PM  

Literally Addicted: NotThatGuyAgain: I just looked up the habitat range of the Brown Recluse and not a single map included Canada.  I may be going out on a limb but I'm thinking they don't exist there.

Not really, no.  Not unless they hitched a ride on someone.

We do get black widows, though.


Here in Georgia I've seen both outside my house.  Along with Copperheads and other snakes and critters.  We're cool as long as they stay outside.
 
2018-11-08 09:11:04 PM  
Tuck your pants into your socks and get back to work, snivel servants!
 
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