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How Ironic coming from the guy with a swollen foot! :welcome:

:belly laugh: whistle::dog:
Yea his story would be a lot better if he said he found someone ripping off stuff from the build site & kicked their asses.
 

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Yea his story would be a lot better if he said he found someone ripping off stuff from the build site & kicked their asses.
Or go with, "Tripped over my damn doorstop again!"
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Neato! Got an ID?

Pro shot btw
Thanks! It is a gray tree frog. If you are wondering why it is green, they change color to blend in.
 

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Thanks! It is a gray tree frog. If you are wondering why it is green, they change color to blend in.
Very cool! Looking on my tiny phone screen, I really thought it was a snake at first until I zoomed in. Its hard tp unsee a viper head, and looks like intentional camouflage

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Who gave that dude a coloring set?

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The unlearned painter with his galimatious honeyfugle would get one hell of an argument from Ricky & Maureen (my neighbors). They BOTH got nailed by Brown Recluse spiders in a two-day period. They were taking down an old ornate trellis about 40 feet long. Rotted wood is a recluse hangout. Both of them had to have the pints-per-day pumped through their hearts for weeks. MRSA

I've killed three in my garage over 20 years.

In SOUTH FLORIDUH

So prithee -- move the red crayon to include Floriduh in its entirety.
 
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This spring in an oak about 50' from our bedroom window hawks had made a nest.
We were able to watch the process over time.
When hatched, there were two chicks & as this was the 17 year cicada brood, there was a constant flight of adults back & forth carrying big bugs to feed.
We saw one take his first flight out of the nest, sort of flap from one branch to another till he got the hang of things.
Yesterday one of the crew decided he was tired of bugs.
It was funny to watch as he tried to fly away with the squirrel.
He would get about 2 feet off the ground, then give up.
So he ate as much as he could where he was.
I saw another hawk or buzzard's shadow pass over the lawn near this guy, & he laid his body over top the kill, & flaten himself out, to hide the meal.
Not much sharing of the spoils in hawk world.
 

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This spring in an oak about 50' from our bedroom window hawks had made a nest.
We were able to watch the process over time.
When hatched, there were two chicks & as this was the 17 year cicada brood, there was a constant flight of adults back & forth carrying big bugs to feed.
We saw one take his first flight out of the nest, sort of flap from one branch to another till he got the hang of things.
Yesterday one of the crew decided he was tired of bugs.
It was funny to watch as he tried to fly away with the squirrel.
He would get about 2 feet off the ground, then give up.
So he ate as much as he could where he was.
I saw another hawk or buzzard's shadow pass over the lawn near this guy, & he laid his body over top the kill, & flaten himself out, to hide the meal.
Not much sharing of the spoils in hawk world.
Only the strong survive!
 

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Who gave that dude a coloring set?

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The unlearned painter with his galimatious honeyfugle would get one hell of an argument from Ricky & Maureen (my neighbors). They BOTH got nailed by Brown Recluse spiders in a two-day period. They were taking down an old ornate trellis about 40 feet long. Rotted wood is a recluse hangout. Both of them had to have the pints-per-day pumped through their hearts for weeks. MRSA

I've killed three in my garage over 20 years.

In SOUTH FLORIDUH

So prithee -- move the red crayon to include Floriduh in its entirety.

It's difficult to maintain those types of maps considering how clingers & hitch hikers travel with on vehicles criss-crossing the nation.
 

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It's difficult to maintain those types of maps considering how clingers & hitch hikers travel with on vehicles criss-crossing the nation.
Yabbut -- That wasn't "maintenance"... that wuz flung bullshit. Fargin Brown Recluse spiders have been all over Floriduh since the Jurassic Period.
 

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Yabbut -- That wasn't "maintenance"... that wuz flung bullshit. Fargin Brown Recluse spiders have been all over Floriduh since the Jurassic Period.
Theyre just....reclusive
 

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Took these just for this thread when I was playing "rip my rotted bathroom out and make it brand new NOW".

Front door's appear to be original to this 50+ year old house in Fayetteville, Ar. The furniture piece I strongly suspect is from Africa, where the tenant has built orphanages.

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Look who shocked me when I walked into the bathroom today! 3+ " in diameter

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Now that's a brown recluse. I remember seeing very large ones like that growing up in Western Kentucky.
No sir. Way too big.
 

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Look who shocked me when I walked into the bathroom today! 3+ " in diameter

Cute! Definitely not a recluse. I would think some kind of wolf spider. Wolf spiders though they look scary are generally relatively harmless. Maybe a rabid wolf spider?
 

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I agree with Eric​

Rabid Wolf Spider​

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Scientific Name
Rabidosa rabida
Family
Lycosidae (wolf spiders) in the order Araneae (spiders)
Description
The rabid wolf spider, despite its scary name, is harmless to people and is absolutely not rabid.
This species is a common Missouri wolf spider. It typically hides in leaf litter and sometimes gets into houses. One clue to the identification of this species are small white eyebrow-like marks behind the eyes. Another has to do with the broad brown stripe that runs down the top of the abdomen: in this species, there are small whitish spots on the hind part of the stripe, next to the tan stripes that border it (that is, the broad brown middle stripe is solid brown).
Like other wolf spiders, these are athletic spiders that don’t spin webs to catch their insect prey; instead, they run it down like a wolf.
Female rabid wolf spiders have remarkable maternal instincts and are often seen carrying around their blue, gray, or tan, pea-sized egg cases attached to their spinnerets. If they are forced to drop the egg case, they return to search for it, sometimes frantically, then run away with it in their jaws, to reattach it to the spinnerets later. After the young spiders hatch, they ride around on their mother's abdomen until they are able to be independent.
Males of this species have the first pair of legs black or very dark brown.
There are many different species of wolf spiders, and they can be hard to identify to species.
Learn more about this and other wolf spiders on their group page.

Status​

This, like nearly every other spider, possesses a venom that enables it to subdue insect prey. It is possible that if mishandled this spider, like nearly any other, could bite a person. The bite is said to be painful for a few hours, but it is not considered medically significant.
Despite the name, this species cannot be rabid. It's impossible for spiders and insects to be rabid. Only mammals (including people) are capable of being infected with the rabies virus. Perhaps this spider got its name because it can run around very quickly, making it seem crazed. Someone should make up a new, fairer common name for this nifty-looking spider.
 

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Cute! Definitely not a recluse. I would think some kind of wolf spider. Wolf spiders though they look scary are generally relatively harmless. Maybe a rabid wolf spider?
I was in a hurry so rather that get into a can of worms I just left him in there and went to work.