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#1 Texas Deere and Horse OFFLINE  

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Posted June 05, 2012 - 09:17 PM

The wife let out one of those screams that makes you spill your coffee. I ran to the kitchen to see what was going on. This was crawling around on the floor by the cabinets. The body was about the size of a Quarter before I swatted it. Never seen one with this body coloring.

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Posted June 05, 2012 - 09:45 PM

Wow, that sucker is nasty looking. Looks similar to a brown recluse, but then again all spiders look alike...

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Posted June 05, 2012 - 09:48 PM

That was what I was thinking, but don't want to alarm the wife until I know for sure.
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Posted June 05, 2012 - 10:10 PM

I think that is one of those JD eating spiders. :laughingteeth: I bet an MF guy dumped him off at your house :p

JK! Not sure yet, it could be a brown recluse, hard to tell with it all deflated lol.
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Posted June 05, 2012 - 10:17 PM

It was my second choice. It's a Wolf spiderwolf spider.jpg
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Posted June 06, 2012 - 12:42 AM

Chris, the proper tense is "was" a Wolf Spider :laughingteeth:

Brian, how's it feel to be the conquering hero?

I found this chart online, kinda handy.

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Posted June 06, 2012 - 04:15 AM

I'll tell you what kind it is. It's a scary spider. :D
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Posted June 06, 2012 - 04:19 AM

Right now, it's the best kind! Dead!
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Posted June 06, 2012 - 04:40 AM

That's amazing Kenny! Every time I find a spider it turns out to be the same kind that you identified! :smilewink:
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Posted June 06, 2012 - 04:42 AM

Nasty! We have wolf spiders here but they seldom get to that size!
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Posted June 06, 2012 - 05:28 AM

I bought and old Cub Cadet 149 off Craigslist awhile back. It had been sitting in the yard by a woodpile for quite some time, the owner said, before he put it up for sale. Got it home and was looking at it in the back of my truck with a flash light and saw a big black spider with a little red spot on it sitting on a back tire. I left the tractor alone til morning. I went out the next morning with some spray can bug killer and had a closer look. I ended up killing 6 or 7 black widow spiders that were nesting in my 149. Believe me when I tell ya I used a BUNCH of bug killer on that 149 before it was taken out of the back of my truck! Haven't seen one since.
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Posted June 06, 2012 - 06:11 AM

We had our first encounter with a black widow a few weeks ago. Caused a spring cleaning that included every corner and crevice being vacuumed and sprayed to the wife's satisfaction...I was talking with a friend of mine works at the extension office and he said they have been having many more reports than usual in our area about black widows, they are attributing it to the very mild winter we had here. The brown recluse and wolf spider are normally common around here, the wolf mostly just looks scary the other two can be pretty nasty to people if bitten. For any arachnid lovers close your eyes, because around our place ALL spiders are found dead if they are in "my" space, garage, engine bay, tractor cab, shop, house, picnic table, doesn't matter they are "SPLAT"
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Posted June 06, 2012 - 08:00 AM

It is not a brown recluse here in north Alabama we have many black widows and brown recluse. The brown recluse has the violin mark on the head.

Edited by jms180, June 06, 2012 - 08:04 AM.

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Posted June 06, 2012 - 08:47 PM

I had one of those in the garage a while ago. Some of you may remember my post about it. If not, here is something to refresh your memory! :laughingteeth:

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Posted June 06, 2012 - 08:58 PM

I had one of those in the garage a while ago. Some of you may remember my post about it. If not, here is something to refresh your memory! :laughingteeth:

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Ryan yours doesn't look quiet as deflated LOL! Now that is a big Wolf spider!
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