Another visitor to the yard

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Pelican49, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. Pelican49

    Pelican49 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yesterday, when my daughter got home from work, I heard her get out of the car and say to her son, "watch where you're walking, don't step on him".

    I think this is a male as he's not very big, the ones I've seen with egg sacks or babies are quite a bit bigger. Had to keep the dogs in for a while and give him time to move on safely.

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  2. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

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    [​IMG] yikes
     
  3. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    EW Ew Ew Ew EWWWWWWW!

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  4. franklinchickens

    franklinchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks a lot like a wolf spider which are actually quite beneficial to having around. They eat brown recluse (or scare them off for territory - can't remember which) and are pretty harmless otherwise. Either that or a tarantula!
     
  5. verity

    verity Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wolf spiders often come in the house and they can JUMP!

    I 'catch' spiders under a plastic cup, slide a sheet of paper under the cup to keep the spider inside while I transport it to the yard ---

    So, I have an especially large cup for these guys and it's scary to feel one 'tap-dancing' on the paper as I take it outside --

    Very nice spiders, tho --

    Thanks for a great picture!
     
  6. Godsgrl

    Godsgrl Ostrich wrangler

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    He is so cool! Thank you for sharing with us, and for not hurting the little guy. What a treat to see him in your yard. [​IMG]
     
  7. sred98

    sred98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To the other posters, it is a tarantula. They are all over Oklahoma. I had one inside on the front door, and he was smaller, too. I think he was a juvenile? [​IMG] I took him to the backyard and apparently he didn't like the grass?? He kept clinging to me and finally I kind of swooped him off into the grass. He kept trying to climb back up me. I thought about keeping him, but he needed to be outside.

    Glad you didn't kill him! They will swarm here...50 going across the road at once is a little freaky. [​IMG] We love watching them.

    Shelly
     
  8. StupidBird

    StupidBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that Oklahoma has big scary tarantulas is my "fact of the day".
     
  9. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

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    Note to self - don't move to Oklahoma!
     
  10. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    **smoosh!**
     

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