Who's afraid of spiders? (Don't open if you are)

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According to an amusing post on the Harbourside Local Area Command Facebook page, police received multiple calls about a "violent domestic" last Saturday.

A man was heard yelling "I'm going to kill you, you're dead, die die" and there was sounds of furniture being tossed around the apartment.

Officers arrived at the home about 2am and began banging on the door. A man who was "out of breath and rather flushed" answered.

Police asked where his wife or girlfriend was, only for the man to deny having either. Then he was told about the reports of a woman screaming.

The encounter went something like this:

Male: "I don't know what you're talking about I live alone".

Police: "Come on mate, people clearly heard you yelling you were going to kill her and furniture getting thrown around the unit."

Police: "Come on mate, what have you done to her?"

Male: "It was a spider."

Police "Sorry??"

Male: "It was a spider, a really big one!!

Police : "What about the women screaming?"

Male: "Yeah sorry that was me, I really, really hate spiders."

The amused officers soon discovered the man was solely responsible for making the racket as he chased a large spider around the unit while armed with a can of Mortein insect spray.

"After a very long pause, some laughter and a quick look in the unit to make sure there was no injured party (apart from the spider) we left," Harbourside LAC wrote.

This is the little bitty spider:



Got to love living in Australia!
  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Good gravy .... I don't mind spiders much, but that spider, I wouldn't want to come across in my house.
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  • Profile picture of the author seasoned
    Some spiders can be 11 inches across, and EAT BIRDS! So YEAH, I wouldn't want such a thing near where I live. OH, I have seen LOT of spiders, and most are maybe as big as ONE inch. I let those be. But if they were much bigger? Sorry, I will try to relocate them. LUCKILY I have only done that ONCE! It was a tarantula I found at my fathers place, and it was maybe 3 inches or so across.

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  • Profile picture of the author SteveJohnson
    I got bit by a hobo spider a few years back. Took 6 weeks to heal with charcoal and some herbs. So I apologize to spider lovers, but if it has 8 legs, it DIES.
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    • Profile picture of the author seasoned
      Originally Posted by SteveJohnson View Post

      I got bit by a hobo spider a few years back. Took 6 weeks to heal with charcoal and some herbs. So I apologize to spider lovers, but if it has 8 legs, it DIES.
      Yeah, if I see spiders like black widows, or brown recluse, they die. I forgot to mention that. Most spiders I see are relatively harmless. NONE of those spiders, even most black widows, aren't all that scary though.

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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    I normally "rehome" them by putting a jar over them, sliding paper over the top and taking them for a walk outside.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    When I see a spider I hammer it with a boot.
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  • Profile picture of the author Laquita Luna
    Originally Posted by peter_act View Post

    According to an amusing post on the Harbourside Local Area Command Facebook page, police received multiple calls about a "violent domestic" last Saturday.

    A man was heard yelling "I'm going to kill you, you're dead, die die" and there was sounds of furniture being tossed around the apartment.

    Officers arrived at the home about 2am and began banging on the door. A man who was "out of breath and rather flushed" answered.

    Police asked where his wife or girlfriend was, only for the man to deny having either. Then he was told about the reports of a woman screaming.

    The encounter went something like this:

    Male: "I don't know what you're talking about I live alone".

    Police: "Come on mate, people clearly heard you yelling you were going to kill her and furniture getting thrown around the unit."

    Police: "Come on mate, what have you done to her?"

    Male: "It was a spider."

    Police "Sorry??"

    Male: "It was a spider, a really big one!!

    Police : "What about the women screaming?"

    Male: "Yeah sorry that was me, I really, really hate spiders."

    The amused officers soon discovered the man was solely responsible for making the racket as he chased a large spider around the unit while armed with a can of Mortein insect spray.

    "After a very long pause, some laughter and a quick look in the unit to make sure there was no injured party (apart from the spider) we left," Harbourside LAC wrote.

    This is the little bitty spider:



    Got to love living in Australia!

    I'm not afraid of spiders but this one is really creepy! LOL
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