Skip to comments.Alaska Girl Finds Wandering Spider in Banana Bunch
Posted on 04/20/2013 9:05:09 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Nobody is quite sure where the wandering spider came from, but its travels ended Monday in a pool of alcohol.
All 6-year-old Isabelle Tavares wanted Sunday night was a snack. Instead, what she found was a spider belonging to Ctenidae (pronounced TEN-ih-day) family, which includes the widely feared Brazilian wandering spider, rated deadliest on Earth by the Guinness Book of World Records in 2010.
To Isabelle, it was just "Venomous Red-Fanged Jake."
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ScreeeeeeMmmm! I hate spiders.
What???? no pictures of Red-Fanged Jake.
so many webs dangling from the trees I could spin 20 silk scarves.
I hope that picture isn’t actual size!
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
Recently my wife called me, “Honey! There’s a spider in the grapes I just bought! Please come get it!”
It was only a Black Widow. Very common in Virginia. But not in grapes. Usually under logs, wood & rocks outdoors.......
But it was a big one.
Hero husband easily captured the BW and disposed of her - as she had presumably disposed of her mate.........
I could have posted this one. Whoops! Too late!
Spiders ain’t no good against boots.
And by that I assume you ate the black widow spider?
By the way, greetings fro Providence Forge
Before bananas are unloaded in So. Calif. the boat is flooded with poison gas to make sure none of those critters come ashore alive.
Oh man I hear ya.
Good reply. Funny. End was the same. Methodology was different.
No, just made sure her life ended. Crushed with needle-nosed pliers, if I remember correctly........
Greetings from the other side of Richmond - towards Charlottesville......
He ate it?
Ha ha ha ha ha!!!
Black Widows are really hard to kill, they’re very evasive. At least the ones in my back yard are.
Spiders suck! No pun intended.
One of my first jobs was a produce clerk in a grocery store. I opened a case of bananas to stock out on display and there was a spider. I got a jar and a lid and trapped it, it had that telltale red hourglass on it.
“its travels ended Monday in a pool of alcohol”
Good reason to keep a high level of alcohol in my stomach in case I accidentally swallow one!!!
Black Widows hard to kill? Not hardly (pun intended).
I just smash them. Stick, tool, rock. They generally don’t move fast. Never found one hard to kill. They squooosh as easily as any spider.
But they’re the only ones I kill. Rest are good at eating bugs.
Oh, my pet tarantula in So. Cal. wouldn’t have smashed nicely. He/she was nice - very docile, slow moving. Liked resting in the palm of my hand - his leg spread was as big as my hand too.
Sadly, no tarantula’s in VA....
who stepped on the barkin’ spider??
In town for the Iditarod?
We have these guys come spray around the outside of the house every couple of months.
(which only chases the spiders indoors. great.)
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
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