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(The Scottish Sun)   Whole lot of NOPE goes on in man's bathroom after he films 'world's biggest spider' dragging away frog for dinner. No word on whether he left an usually large deposit because of it   (thescottishsun.co.uk) divider line
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yms
2020-10-01 3:36:32 PM  
I've seen more shocking things in my toilet.
 
2020-10-01 3:37:44 PM  
He was wearing his brown recluse pants.
 
2020-10-01 3:39:54 PM  
Still better than the rattlesnakes youll find in West Texas shiatters.
 
2020-10-01 3:39:57 PM  
Hmm now I want frog legs
 
2020-10-01 3:44:46 PM  
Looks like a cane spider, maybe bigger?

/not going to click on a sun link to find out.
 
2020-10-01 3:44:59 PM  
Biggest spiders we have here are sun spiders.   Maybe 1/2 dollar size.  That and black widows.
 
2020-10-01 3:45:18 PM  
That was not a goliath bird eating spider subby
 
2020-10-01 3:48:22 PM  
Thankfully they don't build webs. That would be frightening to walk into.
 
2020-10-01 3:53:55 PM  

farker99: Thankfully they don't build webs. That would be frightening to walk into.


That we know of. Maybe they've just been biding their time, waiting for all of us to become reliant on... oh god, they're the developers behind WebEx, aren't they?
 
2020-10-01 3:54:05 PM  
HELLO MY SPIDER
HELLO ARACHNID
HELLO MY EIGHT-EYED PAL
...
...
...
Hello Darkness my old friend...
 
2020-10-01 3:56:10 PM  

lifeslammer: That was not a goliath bird eating spider subby


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2020-10-01 3:56:12 PM  
Surprisingly not Australian.
 
2020-10-01 3:56:42 PM  

farker99: Thankfully they don't build webs. That would be frightening to walk into.


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2020-10-01 3:56:43 PM  

lifeslammer: That was not a goliath bird eating spider subby



Depends on how you categorize 'largest':   leg-span or body mass?
 
2020-10-01 3:56:51 PM  
Looked like an averager Huntsman.  They, ah, hunt down their food, and they are big enough to eat frogs, among other things that side.  C'mon, farkers, this is the goddamn clock spider, sans clock.
 
2020-10-01 3:56:55 PM  
"Whole lot of NOPE goes on in man's bathroom..."


So not a story about George Michael.
 
2020-10-01 3:57:29 PM  

farker99: Thankfully they don't build webs. That would be frightening to walk into.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoB8t​0​B4jx4

Old, but obligatory and worth a yearly Halloween rewatch anyway.
 
2020-10-01 4:00:55 PM  
"Whole Lotta Nope" is my Australian-themed Led Zeppelin cover band.
 
2020-10-01 4:06:53 PM  

dittybopper: "Whole Lotta Nope" is my Australian-themed Led Zeppelin cover band.


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"Whole Lotta Knope"
 
2020-10-01 4:08:19 PM  
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2020-10-01 4:08:19 PM  
Some of the spiders I get here in this apartment come close to that size, although they're water spiders with the long spindly legs. There was one that was in my bathtub back in May that was a biggie - its body minus the legs was about the size of a walnut, and its legs made it about as big as my open hand, and it was just sitting in the middle of the tub.

Now normally I don't bother the spiders - I live near water and there's lots of bugs, and the spiders keep the flies and fleas down. But when it's that big, and it's just hanging out in my tub staring at me... Sorry, man.

I grabbed a towel and smashed it against the tub bottom and stomped it around a few times, trying to make sure it didn't escape. After the adrenaline rush (yeah, I'm a wimp), I sat down for a minute, then went back to collect the towel. The spider had actually survived my attack, crawled out from under the towel, and kept going until it expires about a foot away. It was like a freaking horror movie.

So I scooped the whole thing up and put into the washer, on hot water with maximum agitation and multiple rinses. And I washed that towel 3 times because after the second time I looked in and I still saw a leg...
 
2020-10-01 4:20:05 PM  
If y'think nature cares...
Remember this, as you eat your steak
Billions of things are eaten live everyday
It doesn't care

So if y'think it's going to back off or let up on this virus...Y'gotta another thing coming.
It's our job to survive
Economy, feelings, rights, etc are irrelevant

So protect yourself
Including from huge spiders
 
2020-10-01 4:20:35 PM  

Embden.Meyerhof: lifeslammer: That was not a goliath bird eating spider subby


Depends on how you categorize 'largest':   leg-span or body mass?

The South American Goliath birdeater (Theraphosa blondi) is the world's largest spider, according to Guinness World Records. Its legs can reach up to one foot (30 centimeters) and it can weight up to 6 oz. (170 grams).


But im sure you know better than the records keepers
 
2020-10-01 4:21:00 PM  
"It was snapped dragging its dinner into a dark bathroom crevice"

Uh, yeah, if you have a crevice in your bathroom big enough for a huntsman to drag a frog into it you should probably think about doing something about that crevice.
 
jvl [BareFark]
2020-10-01 4:21:04 PM  
Siri, how much insecticide will it take to coat the entire nation of India?
 
2020-10-01 4:21:56 PM  
We were staying out in a province of the Philippines in my BiL's open build house, no screens.  Bugs all over the place that they just ignored. There was one of those spiders hanging out on the curtain  by the table that they were ignoring as well until my wife started to freak and so SiL swatted at it with her hand and it ran off.

/Csb
 
2020-10-01 4:22:00 PM  
Let me know the spider drags away a human and then I'll worry. It's an animal, it's gotta eat. Big deal.
 
2020-10-01 4:23:08 PM  

lifeslammer: That was not a goliath bird eating spider subby


So subby exaggerated a little bit to get you to read the article and read the comments here. Big deal. This is how the interent works. Also, maybe check out the actual article itself: "one of the world's biggest spiders"
 
2020-10-01 4:26:23 PM  

lifeslammer: Embden.Meyerhof: lifeslammer: That was not a goliath bird eating spider subby


Depends on how you categorize 'largest':   leg-span or body mass?

The South American Goliath birdeater (Theraphosa blondi) is the world's largest spider, according to Guinness World Records. Its legs can reach up to one foot (30 centimeters) and it can weight up to 6 oz. (170 grams).

But im sure you know better than the records keepers


the Laos Huntsman spider apparently had the largest leg span.
 
2020-10-01 4:32:39 PM  
"In Mr Shah's footage, the spider's eight eyes can be seen glowing in the dark as it carries its frog-dinner off. "

I don't know how much truth there is to this, but I was once advised that if you live somewhere with nature around you -- like a big yard etc. -- one "fun" thing you can do is go out in the dark with a flashlight and shine it into the area around you (like down at the ground) and you will be able to see spider eyes reflecting the light back at you.  You have to hold the light by your face so the light emanates from your eye-area, so that it will be reflected back there for you to see.  Supposedly there are likely to be a lot of eyes out there looking back at you.
 
2020-10-01 4:44:08 PM  
That guy has a lot of wildlife hanging out in his bathroom.
 
2020-10-01 4:54:15 PM  
Every time I convince myself that I should go visit my friend in Australia, I'll mentally smack myself at the idea of flying 24 hours to a place that has spiders that big.
 
2020-10-01 4:57:31 PM  

New Rising Sun: "In Mr Shah's footage, the spider's eight eyes can be seen glowing in the dark as it carries its frog-dinner off. "

I don't know how much truth there is to this, but I was once advised that if you live somewhere with nature around you -- like a big yard etc. -- one "fun" thing you can do is go out in the dark with a flashlight and shine it into the area around you (like down at the ground) and you will be able to see spider eyes reflecting the light back at you.  You have to hold the light by your face so the light emanates from your eye-area, so that it will be reflected back there for you to see.  Supposedly there are likely to be a lot of eyes out there looking back at you.


The best time to do this is after midnight before dawn. You can do the same thing with a phone flashlight and putting the phone on your forehead. It is terrifying how many spiders actually occupy your back yard. The bigger the reflection the bigger the nope.
 
2020-10-01 5:09:44 PM  
Hunstman spiders are cute and harmless
 
2020-10-01 5:15:31 PM  
Pphffft! Just a spider.... Palmetto Bugs...now those are nope worthy. Look like 3 inch long x 1 inch 2ide cockroaches.
 
2020-10-01 5:28:02 PM  
Once when I was about 12 we were living in an apartment in Kona and came home one night. I went up to my 10 gallon fish tank and was watching my fish. Slowly my brain realized something was wrong. On the back side of the tank there was a huntsman spider being magnified by the water. There was much excitement squishing it.

/later the apartment had hundreds of baby huntsman running around so it probably left an egg sack behind as a present.
 
2020-10-01 5:30:42 PM  
Why is there wildlife in your bathroom?
 
2020-10-01 5:43:55 PM  

trappedspirit: Why is there wildlife in your bathroom?



Because India
 
2020-10-01 5:52:56 PM  
I just don't kill spiders unless they're a legitimate threat to me. Even then I try to just move them away from my vicinity (or move away from theirs if it's outside).

One time I had a brown recluse mere inches from my face. I slowly backed off, and found an empty butter tub with a lid, and managed to catch her in it. Then I took her about a quarter mile away into the woods and let her go.

It's not her fault she could maim or kill me. Nature made her that way. But she didn't try, and I'm sure she appreciated not being squashed. It also meant she wasn't pissed off and had a reason to retaliate if an attempt at killing her failed. The way I handled it-- Spider diplomacy-- that's the way to do things.
 
2020-10-01 5:56:13 PM  

Literally Addicted: Every time I convince myself that I should go visit my friend in Australia, I'll mentally smack myself at the idea of flying 24 hours to a place that has spiders that big.


You can save yourself a lot of time and money, and just fly to Florida instead.  We have huntsmans here too.  It's ridiculous how fast a spider that big can move.
 
2020-10-01 6:03:26 PM  

WilderKWight: I just don't kill spiders unless they're a legitimate threat to me. Even then I try to just move them away from my vicinity (or move away from theirs if it's outside).

One time I had a brown recluse mere inches from my face. I slowly backed off, and found an empty butter tub with a lid, and managed to catch her in it. Then I took her about a quarter mile away into the woods and let her go.

It's not her fault she could maim or kill me. Nature made her that way. But she didn't try, and I'm sure she appreciated not being squashed. It also meant she wasn't pissed off and had a reason to retaliate if an attempt at killing her failed. The way I handled it-- Spider diplomacy-- that's the way to do things.


I signed a peace treaty with my spiders. I agreed to leave them be or release them into the wild, as I saw fit, so long as they stayed out of the bathroom, did not have babies, and did not approach me. My cats, however, refused to sign the treaty. One day I was sitting on the floor in my living room and this pretty big spider was heading right for me. I was wondering what to do, because I really did not want to kill him, but he was coming right at me. Then, out of nowhere, one of my cats pounced on him. Nice to know my cats had my back.
 
2020-10-01 6:22:18 PM  
It was snapped dragging its dinner into a dark bathroom crevice

And who among us hasn't, after a rough night out?
 
2020-10-01 6:23:14 PM  

AnnoyingBuzz: Pphffft! Just a spider.... Palmetto Bugs...now those are nope worthy. Look like 3 inch long x 1 inch 2ide cockroaches.


And they fly!  Farking nope is right.
 
2020-10-01 6:31:59 PM  
I picked a bad time to read Fark on the toilet.
 
2020-10-01 6:52:43 PM  
My basement the other night
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2020-10-01 6:57:57 PM  
So cute and fluffy
 
2020-10-01 7:03:01 PM  
i live on maui so seeing these spiders is not an uncommon thing, especially in the shower/tub in the morning.  doesnt matter how many times it happens tho, it always elicits a very vocal "nope!" from me.  luckily they are easy to usher outside with a broom and/or a paper bag
 
2020-10-01 7:13:42 PM  

yms: I've seen more shocking things in my toilet.


be like father,
not like sis
look under the lid
before you shiat.



might end up with a hairy fella' with 8 legs on your balls.
 
2020-10-01 7:17:22 PM  

tokinGLX: i live on maui so seeing these spiders is not an uncommon thing, especially in the shower/tub in the morning.  doesnt matter how many times it happens tho, it always elicits a very vocal "nope!" from me.  luckily they are easy to usher outside with a broom and/or a paper bag


let's hope you had the common deceny to wash its back before sending it on its way.
 
2020-10-01 7:27:53 PM  

WilderKWight: I just don't kill spiders unless they're a legitimate threat to me. Even then I try to just move them away from my vicinity (or move away from theirs if it's outside).

One time I had a brown recluse mere inches from my face. I slowly backed off, and found an empty butter tub with a lid, and managed to catch her in it. Then I took her about a quarter mile away into the woods and let her go.

It's not her fault she could maim or kill me. Nature made her that way. But she didn't try, and I'm sure she appreciated not being squashed. It also meant she wasn't pissed off and had a reason to retaliate if an attempt at killing her failed. The way I handled it-- Spider diplomacy-- that's the way to do things.


the irony is that brown recluses have weak fangs.  they find it difficult penetrating human skin unless its on a part of the body with thin skin.

and even more strange is that only about 10% of humans bit actually react to the bite and suffer from necrosis.

i grew up around them and don't ever remember getting bit.  if i had i probably didn't know it.  bite is hardly noticable.

course, then there is the story i was told by a friend whose husband was bit on the balls.  he said it was not a painful bite but his balls swoll to the size of a cantelope and almost had to be amputated.

so ymmv with brown recluses. but they  aren't as dangerous as they're made out to be.  and they are timid spiders that don't bite unless accidently grabbed or sat on, etc.

the ball bite was because the recluse was in his shorts that had been laying on the floor.  he throws his shorts on and Mr. Recluse probably had no choice.

plus, the skin on your nads is thin.
 
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