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Venomous spiders found in UK family's home

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 12:26 PM

A Swindon man had a shock when he discovered a nest of 60 venomous spiders while clearing out a kitchen cupboard.

Father-of-one Ashley Murtough, 26, and his partner Carla Ellis found the false widow spiders, which are relatives of the black widow, in their Penhill home.

The spider is not deadly but can deliver a venomous bite.

Mr Murtough said one bit his mother on her finger which quickly swelled up and filled with pus.

He said: "She had to go and have antibiotics and you could start to see the venom travelling up her veins.

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 12:48 PM

One of the miracles of global warming (or climate change or call it what you want), critters that only had a survival chance in Africa will more and more conquest Europe and critters that only had a chance in central America will more and more conquer the South and the North of the continent.

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 12:54 PM

Wish I never read this.

I swear I seen one in my house last week and I'll admit that I killed it straight away.

I only let certain spiders stay in my house, mostly daddy long legs spiders to take of flies etc. Everything else Is trapped and put outside. Well except form this one garden spider who has made a web outside my bedroom window, I'm fond of garden spiders though. He came in the house the other day and I jsut trapped him and put him back out. lol (he is outside, but in my space if you know what I mean)


I just don't like the thought of venomous spiders in my house and I killed it because I didn't want it biting someone if I put it outside. I would have felt bad.

Edited by Coffey, 30 August 2012 - 12:55 PM.

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 01:19 PM

Ah...we dont get them types up in ye olde frozen north... :P ...


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Posted 30 August 2012 - 01:24 PM

The main problem around here is Fiddlebacks (Brown Recluses)... Nasty, nasty spiders...

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Thankfully they are not overly aggressive, but their bite can easily cause a large patch of necrosis (dead skin tissue) and bite victims frequently have deep 'divots' in their bodies where they were bitten...

In 2001 there were over 2,000 found in one house in Kansas... (No family member had been bitten though)...

Normally, they hide in clothing, and will bite you when you put the shirt or pants on...


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Posted 30 August 2012 - 01:33 PM

View PostTaun, on 30 August 2012 - 01:24 PM, said:

The main problem around here is Fiddlebacks (Brown Recluses)... Nasty, nasty spiders...
Normally, they hide in clothing, and will bite you when you put the shirt or pants on...

What about underwear? Please tell me nobody has been bitten in the sensitive area?! :passifier:

View PostBrianPotter, on 30 August 2012 - 01:19 PM, said:

Ah...we dont get them types up in ye olde frozen north... :P ...

Seriously considering moving back up to Scotland.... lol

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 01:35 PM

This makes the news in the UK? Come to my house I've got 100's of Redbacks and that's just in the roof!


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Posted 30 August 2012 - 01:44 PM

View PostWandering, on 30 August 2012 - 01:35 PM, said:

This makes the news in the UK? Come to my house I've got 100's of Redbacks and that's just in the roof!


Aye...and you can keep them too,along with your snakes and your sharks...we have ferocious badgers that we never see and thats enough for us!


edit to add...and i forgot your bloody crocodiles....jees...is there anything that doesnt want to kill you in Oz...?.

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 01:51 PM

View PostBrianPotter, on 30 August 2012 - 01:44 PM, said:

Aye...and you can keep them too,along with your snakes and your sharks...we have ferocious badgers that we never see and thats enough for us!


edit to add...and i forgot your bloody crocodiles....jees...is there anything that doesnt want to kill you in Oz...?.
Don't forget good ol' emus and kangaroos, they've killed people before too. Oh and you all know about dingoes...

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 01:56 PM

View PostTimonthy, on 30 August 2012 - 01:51 PM, said:

Don't forget good ol' emus and kangaroos, they've killed people before too. Oh and you all know about dingoes...


Bloody hell...!!...id rather take my chances with the chavs anyday. :P .


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Posted 30 August 2012 - 02:33 PM

View PostCoffey, on 30 August 2012 - 01:33 PM, said:

What about underwear? Please tell me nobody has been bitten in the sensitive area?! :passifier:



Seriously considering moving back up to Scotland.... lol

I'm sure someone has been, just no one I've ever heard about...

This is a typical Brown Recluse Spider bite...

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For those interested this link takes you to a photo log of a persons treatment over several months for a single recluse bite on his upper leg....   1 bite a 5" diameter patch needing skin grafting... and another for a bite on the arm...

http://www.emedicine...e/page11_em.htm

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 02:36 PM

Scary, I wouldn't want those in my house :(


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Posted 30 August 2012 - 04:08 PM

View PostTaun, on 30 August 2012 - 02:33 PM, said:

I'm sure someone has been, just no one I've ever heard about...

This is a typical Brown Recluse Spider bite...


For those interested this link takes you to a photo log of a persons treatment over several months for a single recluse bite on his upper leg....   1 bite a 5" diameter patch needing skin grafting... and another for a bite on the arm...

http://www.emedicine...e/page11_em.htm



I've seen that image before, it's nasty.

The link you posted was interesting... I don't understand how people can live alongside them. :no:

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 04:26 PM

View PostCoffey, on 30 August 2012 - 04:08 PM, said:

I've seen that image before, it's nasty.

The link you posted was interesting... I don't understand how people can live alongside them. :no:

Pretty much we don't... Kill on sight for the most part..
Now Wolf Spiders are another matter... Wolf spiders are our friends as they hunt and kill other spiders and generally don't mess with people...


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Posted 30 August 2012 - 04:58 PM

View PostTaun, on 30 August 2012 - 04:26 PM, said:

Pretty much we don't... Kill on sight for the most part..
Now Wolf Spiders are another matter... Wolf spiders are our friends as they hunt and kill other spiders and generally don't mess with people...

Ah right, should have guessed that. lol

I heard wolf spiders are venomous over there?

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