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    ...., but I can't find one close enough to really say. It was a cool spider, though
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    Oh, I don't like the look of him, Louise!

    Is that not a skull pattern on his back?

    A bit of red near the eyes too...

    Would keep clear of him I think!

    (Did you know that there are two poisonous spider species found here in the south?)

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    Didn't know that Catherine, but I guess poison has degrees, what are they?

    PS. like the photos Louise, would help with identification, but I'll be damned if I can find my spider book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catherine View Post
    (Did you know that there are two poisonous spider species found here in the south?)
    Ooh, I didn't know that.... as long as it's not the one which hides under the toilet seat!!!


    Quote Originally Posted by rolf View Post
    .... would help with identification, but I'll be damned if I can find my spider book.
    I have my book, and it didn't help me

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    I would have to look up the information, but the two types of Spider mentioned were a False Widow (female more apt to cause a visit to hospital for us) and a type of Funnel (or Tube) Web Spider, found in amongst the heather of the New Forest (for example).

    I'm almost certain it was Chris Packham who talked about them on TV - though cannot be sure!

    Here is one - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steatoda_nobilis
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    False Widow Spiders in Britain ~ Beware Rod Collins
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    Family flee an invasion of spiders | Sunday Mirror Newspaper | Find Articles at BNET

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    Wow, that's scary Catherine.
    I do tend to avoid contact with spiders partly due to the fact that I don't want them running off up my arm and disappearing and getting squashed, but also a lingering wariness of them even though I know it's silly..... maybe it's not that silly?

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