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PostSubject: Giant bird-eating spiders invade town   May 6th 2009, 10:32 am

http://www.news.com.au/story/0,,25438020-421,00.html

GIANT spiders have invaded the North Queensland city of Bowen

For about six weeks, residents have reported seeing huge bird-eating spiders crawling around their backyards and gardens.

Amalgamated Pest Control Bowen pest technician Audy Geiszler took a photo showing the size of one of the spiders he caught wandering across the garden of a restaurant near the town's centre.

Mr Geiszler estimated its body alone was 5cm long, a specimen declared "especially large" by the Queensland Museum.

Most grow to be the size of a man's hand.

"It was found in a public area, just wandering around the garden areas. It's a bit scary for the people," Mr Geiszler said.

While at this stage there had only been about five sightings of the giant spiders, Mr Geiszler said it was unusual to see that many in such a short period.

"Normally they live in and around gardens and that type of thing," he said.

"They are very shy. They normally never venture out too far but obviously these ones have been flushed out for some reason.

"It's more than enough to scare a few people. It's not plague proportions or anything.

"That in itself is unusual because you don't normally see these species out in the open."


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PostSubject: Re: Giant bird-eating spiders invade town   May 6th 2009, 10:32 am

I'm glad I don't live there!!

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PostSubject: Re: Giant bird-eating spiders invade town   May 6th 2009, 11:22 am

eeek!! thats gross!!!
So glad i dont live there either
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PostSubject: Re: Giant bird-eating spiders invade town   May 6th 2009, 11:28 am

eeeeeccckkkk I have the heeby geebies now!!!!!!
no way will I ever live there!!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Giant bird-eating spiders invade town   May 7th 2009, 5:32 am

Holy crap!! That is a huge spider...thank god I don't live there!!
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PostSubject: Re: Giant bird-eating spiders invade town   May 7th 2009, 11:28 am

Whoa that's scary. I would go ballistic if one of those uglies was anywhere near me.
Actually there was a huntsman in my daughter's pram the other day and i screamed when Mum picked it up cuz Mum thought it was one of my bro's fake spiders.
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PostSubject: Re: Giant bird-eating spiders invade town   May 20th 2009, 7:33 pm

That's enough to freak me right out!

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PostSubject: Re: Giant bird-eating spiders invade town   May 21st 2009, 5:09 am

GROSS
yrs ago when i was still at school so probably 7 yrs ago
there was an outbreak in geelong of them
well not an outbreak but a few had been sighted
well mum went to open her boot for me to put my school bag and i looked down and where the boot latch is in the car was sitting this fricken UGLY HUGE (probably about the size of my mums hand) bird eating spider
OMG SO SCARY i ran back and mum got the broom trying to get it off the car it was on its back legs attacking the broom
toke like 10 whacks to kill it too
i wouldnt go in my mums shed for like 2 months after that LMAO

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PostSubject: Re: Giant bird-eating spiders invade town   May 28th 2009, 4:47 pm

Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!
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