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Alaska Girl Finds Wandering Spider in Banana Bunch
Anchorage Daily News ^ | April 19, 2013

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."

(Excerpt) Read more at adn.com ...


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1 posted on 04/20/2013 9:05:09 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
Brazilian Wandering Spider

ScreeeeeeMmmm! I hate spiders.

2 posted on 04/20/2013 9:14:18 PM PDT by Spunky
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To: nickcarraway

What???? no pictures of Red-Fanged Jake.


3 posted on 04/20/2013 9:14:36 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: nickcarraway
Its spider season no doubt. I live in the Santa Cruz mtns and we are finding the buggers everywhere.

so many webs dangling from the trees I could spin 20 silk scarves.

4 posted on 04/20/2013 9:15:54 PM PDT by Battle Hymn of the Republic
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5 posted on 04/20/2013 9:33:33 PM PDT by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: Nateman

I hope that picture isn’t actual size!


6 posted on 04/20/2013 9:36:22 PM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: Nateman
Gee thanks, Nate...guess I won't be sleeping tonight.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

7 posted on 04/20/2013 9:38:06 PM PDT by wku man (We are the 53%! www.7161.com/streamer.cfm?dt_track_id=21356)
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To: nickcarraway

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.........


8 posted on 04/20/2013 9:39:13 PM PDT by Arlis (.)
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To: wku man

I could have posted this one. Whoops! Too late!

9 posted on 04/20/2013 9:43:34 PM PDT by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: nickcarraway

Spiders ain’t no good against boots.


10 posted on 04/20/2013 9:44:48 PM PDT by Bullish (May the time soon come when Obamunism is only spoken of in hell.)
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To: Arlis

And by that I assume you ate the black widow spider?


11 posted on 04/20/2013 9:47:20 PM PDT by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suck at the tit of Capitalism.)
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To: Arlis

By the way, greetings fro Providence Forge


12 posted on 04/20/2013 9:48:03 PM PDT by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suck at the tit of Capitalism.)
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To: nickcarraway

Before bananas are unloaded in So. Calif. the boat is flooded with poison gas to make sure none of those critters come ashore alive.


13 posted on 04/20/2013 9:52:14 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: nickcarraway
its travels ended Monday in a pool of alcohol

Oh man I hear ya.

14 posted on 04/20/2013 9:55:12 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: When do we get liberated?

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........


15 posted on 04/20/2013 9:55:14 PM PDT by Arlis (.)
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To: When do we get liberated?

Greetings from the other side of Richmond - towards Charlottesville......


16 posted on 04/20/2013 9:56:03 PM PDT by Arlis (.)
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To: Arlis

He ate it?


17 posted on 04/20/2013 10:06:04 PM PDT by willyd
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To: nickcarraway; All

http://youtu.be/qnliqmmhmjA


18 posted on 04/20/2013 10:13:19 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Arlis

LOL!!!


19 posted on 04/20/2013 10:33:02 PM PDT by diamond6 (Lord, please have mercy on us!)
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To: zeugma

Ha ha ha ha ha!!!


20 posted on 04/20/2013 10:33:26 PM PDT by diamond6 (Lord, please have mercy on us!)
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To: Arlis

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.


21 posted on 04/20/2013 10:34:52 PM PDT by diamond6 (Lord, please have mercy on us!)
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To: Arlis

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.


22 posted on 04/20/2013 10:35:34 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: jiggyboy

“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!!!


23 posted on 04/21/2013 3:51:11 AM PDT by tired&retired
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To: diamond6

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....


24 posted on 04/21/2013 4:05:41 AM PDT by Arlis (.)
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To: nickcarraway

pewwww

who stepped on the barkin’ spider??


25 posted on 04/21/2013 4:10:49 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight,, he'll just kill you.)
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To: nickcarraway

In town for the Iditarod?


26 posted on 04/21/2013 4:45:06 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Battle Hymn of the Republic; EggsAckley; clamper1797; Vendome
I live in the Santa Cruz mtns and we are finding the buggers everywhere.

We have these guys come spray around the outside of the house every couple of months.

(which only chases the spiders indoors. great.)

27 posted on 04/21/2013 5:23:47 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Nateman
Once again, thanks Nate...this time for spoiling my breakfast! What am I saying? Nothing could spoil ham and eggs. More tasty than that spider, I'd bet.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

28 posted on 04/21/2013 6:49:40 AM PDT by wku man (We are the 53%! www.7161.com/streamer.cfm?dt_track_id=21356)
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