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Dumaguete Killer Spiders

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  1. Rhoody

    Rhoody DI Forum Luminary

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    once in a while I do really stupid things, I guess today was one of that days as I decided to clean my garden.

    Instead of hire somebody for a few Peso to do the job for me I started full of energy and power in 37 Celsius (in the shade) and worked like there is no tomorrow. I got attacked by ant and insect-army's but I fought hard and won.
    My garden is clean and if one leave touches the ground again i gonna cut the trees...

    The only thing which really scared the sh... out of me were this Killer-spiders from Space...

    Rhoody
     

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    tfa1957 DI Forum Adept

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    d*mn...I mean d*mn
     
  3. The Dane

    The Dane DI Senior Member

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    holy ....

    I would have vacated the property
     
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    Nice garden spider shots, Rhoody! Spiders help control insects. The dangerous Black Widow is found in Bondo, Siaton but so far not in Dumaguete.
     
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    thats crawling distance to Zambo :eek:
     
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    Outstanding pictures.
     
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    What the heck is that yellow thing? can't tell what is eating who there.

    I heard there where red back spiders in the Philippines, not black widows, a similar spieces, not deadly, but a painful bite.
     
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    Spiders

    Rhoody , the largest photo ... black spider , yellow back is called a " hapon , hapon " and is dangerous . I was told by locals you would need to visit the hospital . I can`t say for sure but the first photo , yellow spider , has the same leg structure as the " hapon , hapon " 8 legs but in sets of 2 front right, front left ...rear right , rear left . I had a a spider encounter the other day . I was doing my daily snorkelling off Stella Maries in Bacong ( near my house ) and slide into the water when I felt something near my right knee . At my house we have tons of those grasses with round spikey balls that contect to you if you walk thru the grass . Well Thats what I thought it was ...so I reached into my skin ( lycra dive suit ) and grabbed what I thought was the spikey ball . To my shock it was a 1 1/2 inch black spider . I had the skin on for 30 min . but fortunately hadn`t been bitten . I was in the water and threw it ... then observed the creature moving about in the sea . Because it hadn`t bitten me , I lifted the spider on my glove and put it on the sea wall . No worse for the experience . I also sea a hairy blonde tarantula like spider with red / brown eyes at my place but my piay gf says that one is harmless . Nice photos Rhoody . Kevin
     
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    I don't think the Hapon Hapon is that dangerous (local say Toco bites are deadly... hmmm)
    Anyway, thats why I tell my students always to press the purge-button first before taking the Reg in the mouth and submerg your booties and suits for a few minutes. We are in a country where this creatures are around, I had once a nicly sized scordion in my wetsuit and we found in the morning a snake in our rinsing tanks...
    ... still Killer-Spiders from Space scare the sh... out of me
     
  10. RHB

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    the hapon Hapon look almost identical to a common garden spider we have in US and in fact have identical webs and habitat.
    We have these giant say 4-5" diameter brown spiders that mysteriously show up in the house from time to time. very intimidating. but maybe the family of tukaw geckos is now eating them. we have a mother father and two babys in our stair well.
     
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