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One of those days

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The snakes ,spiders and even cockaroaches and flith never bother the clam but if you would ever like to see my adleaded super hero power disappear then just show me a cave cricket some thing about these half crickets half jumping spider FREAK ME OUT ,the worst part is they lie dormat until your in the crawl space and your drop light goes on then there jumping at you not much freaks me out (killing a pig by hand in brazil nothing )but the way they look leaves me like super man with kypronitein my pocket complitely powerless ,They are my worst fear and the sad part is can't explain it i just hatem peace and good lucl clammy

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  • Wayco Wayne_2
    Wayco Wayne_2 Member Posts: 2,479
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    We've all had them

    but last night was a little extra. After working hard to finish up a 2 week long boiler room upgrade I was feeling pretty good. I stopped by the scrap yard on the way home to empty my truck. After I got home I heard hissing from my rear tires. I had picked up multiple shards of sharp metal in 3 of my tires and 2 were leaking. Wanting to get a jack under the truck before it got too low I sprung into action. I grabbed my jack and a nearby half cinder block to elevate it. While lying under the truck positioning the jack I felt something moving on my arm. I turned my head slightly to see a snake slithering over my shoulder just inches from my eyes. I may never recover. snakes give me the willys. I screamed like a little girl and was out from under the truck faster than Randy Moss chasing a paycheck. Brrrr! Gives me the chills thinking about it. Ack! WW

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  • True WW

    we have all had them, great story! How long did it take you to get over it and get back-at changing the tires?
    I suffer from arachnophobia, go through brooms weekly!
    Strange affliction to have, given my profession!

    Dave
  • Bill W@Honeywell
    Bill W@Honeywell Member Posts: 164
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    I'm no \"Crocodile Hunter\"either...

    Snakes give me the creeps,too! Wasn't there someone on this site that had an "up close & personal" with a big boa or python in a crawl space in Florida? YIKES! Reminds me of Shel Silverstein's old fake folk song "I am being eaten by a boa constirctor" Oh,no! He's nibbling my toe!
  • Ruthe Jubinville_2
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    you will recover

    Give me a good old snake any day over a spider. When my daughter Dee was working with Jerry she used to bring home spiders found in crawl spaces just to give Mom a real hyper reaction.
    Ruthe
  • Wayco Wayne_2
    Wayco Wayne_2 Member Posts: 2,479
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    I'm no expert on snakes

    but I'm pretty sure it was an anaconda, about 15 inches long, going for my throat to choke me. :O WW

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  • Paul Fredricks_3
    Paul Fredricks_3 Member Posts: 1,557
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    For the 10 Billionth time, don't over exaggerate!
  • Paul Pollets
    Paul Pollets Member Posts: 3,656
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    Why I Moved West of the Cascades...

    Wayne, I had an experience similar in NY. While installing a new baseboard system in an old home built by the Dutch (C.1690)near Kingston, NY...I had to enter a 2 ft crawlspace to hang pipe. After bellying in 5 or 6 ft, I came face-to-face with a copperhead nest. There was never a faster retreat, I can assure you. I was doing the job with John Abularragh (Advanced Radiant Design). I think I made him finish the crawl piping. Humans aren't the only creatures crawling in crawlspaces.

    There are no snakes west of the Cascades. I feel safe now...soggy, but safe.

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  • Joannie_14
    Joannie_14 Member Posts: 22
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    I'm With You, Ruthe!

    I'd rather have 20 snakes crawling all over me than one spider walk across my hand (as long as the snake's not poisonous.) I don't mind snakes and rodents, but anything with more than 4 legs sure can freak me out.
  • I check every time

    During the hot summer evening, I grabbed a glass of water sitting on the paito table, for some reason I slowed down and felt something tingling my upper lip, its was some hairy unknown spider in the glass.....
    Now I check the glass everytime...
  • Darrell
    Darrell Member Posts: 303
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    Spiders...

    Here's my spider story...I was on the platform leading the song service at church when a spider crawled across my chest! My son in the second row saw it so you know it wasn't small! It disappeared over my left shoulder...within couple of verses I could feel it and all his friends all over my body...Pastor finally came up behind my and asked, in my ear, what was wrong! While everybody kept singing I told him, and he got the giggles over the whole thing. By then the whole church is wondering what on earth, and my son and his buddy are having a religious experience in the second row! The whole service grinds to a halt, I had to explain what was up...and finally found the little bugger on my sleeve...

    Where do spiders go when killed in church?

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  • Bruce Stevens
    Bruce Stevens Member Posts: 133
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    Had you

    electrocuted him it would of been to the arc
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