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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
    More: Scary, Spider, world's biggest spiders drags, huntsman spider, Tarantula, Huntsman spider, large spiders, huntsman spiders, Sujay Shah  
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2020-10-01 4:21:00 PM  
20 votes:
"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.
 
2020-10-01 3:56:51 PM  
11 votes:
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 3:56:12 PM  
11 votes:
Surprisingly not Australian.
 
2020-10-01 4:06:53 PM  
6 votes:

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


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"Whole Lotta Knope"
 
2020-10-01 5:09:44 PM  
5 votes:
Hunstman spiders are cute and harmless
 
2020-10-01 3:56:10 PM  
5 votes:

lifeslammer: That was not a goliath bird eating spider subby


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2020-10-01 5:52:56 PM  
4 votes:
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 7:03:01 PM  
3 votes:
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 5:43:55 PM  
3 votes:

trappedspirit: Why is there wildlife in your bathroom?



Because India
 
2020-10-01 4:57:31 PM  
3 votes:

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.
 
jvl [BareFark]
2020-10-01 4:21:04 PM  
3 votes:
Siri, how much insecticide will it take to coat the entire nation of India?
 
2020-10-01 3:45:18 PM  
3 votes:
That was not a goliath bird eating spider subby
 
2020-10-01 3:39:54 PM  
3 votes:
Still better than the rattlesnakes youll find in West Texas shiatters.
 
2020-10-01 4:32:39 PM  
2 votes:
"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 4:26:23 PM  
2 votes:

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 4:23:08 PM  
2 votes:

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 3:56:55 PM  
2 votes:
"Whole lot of NOPE goes on in man's bathroom..."


So not a story about George Michael.
 
2020-10-01 3:48:22 PM  
2 votes:
Thankfully they don't build webs. That would be frightening to walk into.
 
2020-10-01 6:57:57 PM  
1 vote:
So cute and fluffy
 
2020-10-01 6:52:43 PM  
1 vote:
My basement the other night
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2020-10-01 6:31:59 PM  
1 vote:
I picked a bad time to read Fark on the toilet.
 
2020-10-01 6:23:14 PM  
1 vote:

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 6:03:26 PM  
1 vote:

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 5:56:13 PM  
1 vote:

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 5:30:42 PM  
1 vote:
Why is there wildlife in your bathroom?
 
2020-10-01 5:28:02 PM  
1 vote:
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 5:15:31 PM  
1 vote:
Pphffft! Just a spider.... Palmetto Bugs...now those are nope worthy. Look like 3 inch long x 1 inch 2ide cockroaches.
 
2020-10-01 4:54:15 PM  
1 vote:
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 4:44:08 PM  
1 vote:
That guy has a lot of wildlife hanging out in his bathroom.
 
2020-10-01 4:20:05 PM  
1 vote:
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 3:56:43 PM  
1 vote:

lifeslammer: That was not a goliath bird eating spider subby



Depends on how you categorize 'largest':   leg-span or body mass?
 
2020-10-01 3:56:42 PM  
1 vote:

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


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2020-10-01 3:44:59 PM  
1 vote:
Biggest spiders we have here are sun spiders.   Maybe 1/2 dollar size.  That and black widows.
 
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