I am not looking at links either, especially when warned.
I kind of like spiders, just not when they run the world.
Especially some we have here, black widows and brown recluses, that can make you very sick if you happen to annoy them, like sticking your foot in a boot you have not used for long they decided made a nice house for them, you are not using it anyway.
Kinda glad the pictures wouldnt load on my phone since I'm currently getting a pedicure. Im sure the lady working on my feet wouldnt be thrilled if I shrieked and kicked her in the face as a reaction to spider pictures...
Charlie Brown (1994 bay TB X gelding)
White Star (2004 grey TB gelding)
William Shatner is in it. Keepin' it horse related.
Oh, and the filmmakers can't claim "no spiders were hurt in the making of this movie," the archnid-abusing bustards. I saw one run over! For shame.
Back OT and pro-spider:
Great pictures. The Pakistan one was beautiful.
And the Aussies pointed out that the spiders were doing a service. Moving above ground to escape the water, they were chowing down on mosquitos and other insect whatnot (that came with the water and also comes with impending Armageddon).
So stop ragging on the spiders. How many blood-sucking, itch-making, malaria-transmitting mosquitos have you killed in your lifetime? Uh, huh, just as I thought: not too many compared to even one spider in its short, small and unobtrusive lifetime.
And a spider has a small carbon footprint, too.
Last edited by mvp; Mar. 7, 2012 at 10:40 PM.
Reason: Can't write while defending spiders. At least they don't care.
I saw that in the news yesterday, & as a hard-core confirmed arachnophobic, I was shell-shocked. Can't even remotely IMAGINE how I'd deal with something like that. Would have been long gone or put a bullet through my head WAY before the webbing/invasion reached that point. Geesh.