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Old June 4th, 2009, 03:06 PM   #1
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So there is this big ass spider just kinda hangin out on my back door. anybody know what it is?

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Old June 4th, 2009, 03:15 PM   #2
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fawk i hate spiders instinct would tell me to smash that thing into a pancake, not take pictures.

How big is it? I think Michigans biggest spiders are wolf spiders.
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Old June 4th, 2009, 03:16 PM   #3
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I just smashed one of those in one of the flower beds. I don't normally kill bugs in the flowers or garden (especially spiders) but it was freaking out the wife and since I don't sleep with spiders it had to get flat. I don't know the species but it was huge.
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Old June 4th, 2009, 03:19 PM   #4
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That thing looks pretty big.....
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Old June 4th, 2009, 03:22 PM   #5
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that thing looks huge in the pic. i would smash it. the other day i was in my kitchen and the calender fell off the wall. i look at the wall and there is a huge spider just chillin. i was so big it knocked the calender off the wall freaked me out. it was one of those jumpy type also.
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Old June 4th, 2009, 03:25 PM   #6
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Kill it. Kill it now. Then kill it again. I HATE spiders. They make me scream like a girl
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Old June 4th, 2009, 03:28 PM   #7
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you may have to shoot that thing
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Old June 4th, 2009, 03:33 PM   #8
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can probably find it here somewhere. http://www.canadianarachnology.org/d...archFamily.asp I gave up looking.
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Old June 4th, 2009, 03:41 PM   #9
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Spray starter fluid, throw match...
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Old June 4th, 2009, 04:00 PM   #10
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I think a 12 gauge, some drywall and mud would be my route
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Old June 4th, 2009, 04:05 PM   #11
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I also hate spiders..

I say kill it and stop taken pics of it.
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Old June 4th, 2009, 04:08 PM   #12
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It's a garden or Orb-weaving spider.
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Old June 4th, 2009, 05:04 PM   #14
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Kill it. Kill it now. Then kill it again. I HATE spiders. They make me scream like a girl
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when I see a big spider and i'm with my daughter I don't want to tranfer the phobia so I silently shit my pants, make jokes & make a game of smashing them. I used to have a small calico cat that would hunt the grass spiders that got in the basement. she wasn't afraid of shit and i could send her after them in the tight spaces she would wound them and they would hobble out for me to finish the job
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Old June 4th, 2009, 05:31 PM   #15
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It's a garden or Orb-weaving spider.
Yep, which means it's harmless, and good to have around! Scoop it up and toss it out in the weeds. No sense in killing it!
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Yep, which means it's harmless, and good to have around! Scoop it up and toss it out in the weeds. No sense in killing it!
what he said
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Old June 4th, 2009, 08:38 PM   #17
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I just smashed one of those in one of the flower beds. I don't normally kill bugs in the flowers or garden (especially spiders) but it was freaking out the wife and since I don't sleep with spiders it had to get flat. I don't know the species but it was huge.
I doubt it. You were probably screaming like a girl and Kristie was probably laughing her ass off at you.
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Old June 4th, 2009, 08:45 PM   #18
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I think its a shit eater.... you better run
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Definately looks like a variety of Orb spider. They sit with the legs pair like those fronts..

check out our wolf spiders that we caught in the house yesterday....

http://www.greatlakes4x4.com/showthread.php?t=137332
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Old June 4th, 2009, 08:49 PM   #20
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So there is this big ass spider just kinda hangin out on my back door. anybody know what it is?


YOu actually answered your own question:

1) Its hanging out on your back door.

2) you described it as a big ass spider

Thats what it is, an Ass spider, a big one at that.
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