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Old Aug 2, 2010, 9:49 PM   #1
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don't know what kind it is its about 2 inches long .. and is on my vehicles window.it just dropped in and freaked out the wife. :

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Tracar, I think this might be a Black-and-Yellow Argiope.

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that would freak my wife out too, last time spider about that size got into the house. I heard her screaming for me from the basement.
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that would freak my wife out too, last time spider about that size got into the house. I heard her screaming for me from the basement.

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Robert,

That is not the funny part, you should have seen how fast I ran up 3 flights of stair. I have not had to run that fast since I left the Army.
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I laugh because my wife of 28 years has this certain tone of scream, which tells me it is a spider or a roach (our roaches are huge- up to two inches long).

That is not the funny part, you should have seen how fast I ran up 3 flights of stair. I have not had to run that fast since I left the Army.

I would LOVE to be able to run up 3 flights of stairs!
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you have those palmetto bugs down by you, them things are huge.

We never really get spiders in the house. So I was like what just happen. I felt like I ran a 6.5 min mile up the stair. I have not had to move that fast in a while.
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you have those palmetto bugs down by you, them things are huge.

We never really get spiders in the house. So I was like what just happen. I felt like I ran a 6.5 min mile up the stair. I have not had to move that fast in a while.
Yeah, they call them Palmetto bugs and Waterbugs, although the Giant Diving Bug is about the same size. I call 'em roach and smash every one I see..
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I step on some when I was at eglin, they do not squash easily. I had a full pack on plus being almost 200lb, they did not squash.
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It can be quite frustrating to stomp one and watch it run away. I have often heard, down here, that if we were destroyed by nuclear weapons, the only survivor would be the roach..
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