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Giant House Spider   –   It is that time of year again, apologies to all you arachnophobes out there, but Halloween is almost upon us. Night after night they scuttle across the carpet, no matter how many of them I catch and throw out, there is always another one the next evening. We were told they would be larger than usual this autumn due to the weather conditions we had, but this one was comparatively small. He was missing one leg, which seems to be a common affliction with them, but still, he kept running off, not that I blame him, I don’t like a camera shoved into my face, either. Perhaps, next time I meet him or one of his mates I won’t be so tired and might be enthusiastic enough to sort out some decent lighting for a photograph.

Apparently they have a potent venom, but are not aggressive, this bit of info is from a well known, not always particularly factual news publication. I wouldn’t go running to the pest controllers in a hurry though, most spiders resident in the UK do not have a powerful enough bite to pierce human skin, so you will be just fine with these fellows, even if they look a bit scary.

Giant House Spider


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