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  •  fuck. why did i click it. I AM NOT a fan of (5+ / 0-)

    giant hairy spiders.

    You warned me.

    I clicked anyway.

    Now I'm squicked out.

    •  "I looked at the trap, Ray!" (3+ / 0-)
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      When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative. --Martin Luther King Jr.

      by Egalitare on Sat Apr 06, 2013 at 07:28:47 AM PDT

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    •  Was actually a beautiful spider, I thought (1+ / 0-)
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      Not exactly what I'd call cuddly, but the markings, and the picture as a whole, was quite beautiful. But this will make you feel better.

      First they came for the farm workers, and I said nothing.

      by Hannibal on Sat Apr 06, 2013 at 07:40:23 AM PDT

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      •  great video, thanks (1+ / 0-)
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        makes me long for the day (it will come) when we humans can't interfere with the natural order.

      •  "Pokie" tarantulas (0+ / 0-)

        Are really big in exotic pet stores.  People who own them say they're among the most docile of big spiders.  The tiger tarantula of Sri Lanka may be fast and venomous, but it's not going to build a web and swing down into your face--in fact, if it saw a human, it would probably emit the spider equivalent of a terrified scream and run for cover among the leaves.

        The markings are pretty.  (Yes, I looked.  *shudder*)  But I'm not going to be climbing any trees at all in Sri Lanka.  Or Micronesia, where the giant huntsman lives.  Or . . . pretty much anywhere that big spiders go.  Period.

        Hope is a good thing--maybe the best of things--and no good thing ever dies.

        by Gemina13 on Sat Apr 06, 2013 at 12:41:17 PM PDT

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