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Fear of spider in web prevents postman

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 11:03 PM

Postmen often have to keep an eye out for aggressive dogs while trying to make their deliveries.

But rather than a hound, it was a large spider that stopped letters being delivered to the home of Stuart Robertson-Reed.

http://www.dailymail...-10p-piece.html

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 11:38 PM

In defense of the postman he did write "massive spider web" not "massive spider" as the article later states. "According to Mr Roberston-Reed the 'massive spider' was the size of a 10p coin."

Where are photos of the web?

Edited by QuiteContrary, 11 October 2013 - 11:38 PM.

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 12:17 AM

Correct me if I'm wrong but I've always gone by the rule of thumb that large web = little or no poison and aggression in the spider.  Web making is the preferred method of catching prey in these sorts rather than biting.

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 12:35 AM

View PostlibstaK, on 12 October 2013 - 12:17 AM, said:

Correct me if I'm wrong but I've always gone by the rule of thumb that large web = little or no poison and aggression in the spider.  Web making is the preferred method of catching prey in these sorts rather than biting.

I don't think that is the rule of thumb. I'm no expert though. lol. I know basically every spider, bites their prey after catching it. Whether with a web or by snatching the little buggers. Black Widows make huge webs at times. Brown Recluse Spiders (which I've killed 4 this summer) are usually scavengers or on the hunt. I have yet to see them in a web. I always see them sitting and waiting or on the run. I've seen them fall from a ceiling without a string of web. I wonder... (off to search)   ehh spiders..

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 12:42 AM

Hey, some ppl have arachniphobia.


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Posted 12 October 2013 - 01:02 AM

That's just a common garden spider...it's harmless. Honestly, I think the postman was being a bit of weenie there.

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 08:24 AM

"He was either spider-friendly and didn't want to break the web"

That was it. He didn't want to spoil all the poor Spide's hard work. We should be pleased that he was so considerate to our many-legged friends.

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 09:00 AM

Any spider big enough can take a nice chunk of flesh off you.


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Posted 12 October 2013 - 10:51 AM

View PostlibstaK, on 12 October 2013 - 12:17 AM, said:

Correct me if I'm wrong but I've always gone by the rule of thumb that large web = little or no poison and aggression in the spider.

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Honestly, I wouldn't care if it had "liitle or no poison"! :passifier:

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 12:36 PM

If the postman had a bad case of Arachnophobia then just seeing the web I reckon was enough to put him off. As it turned out the spider was harmless and not very big, but the postman wasn't aware of that and his imagination ran wild.

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