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Giant cat eating spider!!!!

Post by Willow » Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:53 am

Here's a pic I took of that spider last night, the first shows its size in comparison to our cat Frodo. She's the one that caught the bat out of midair. She's obviously slacking here. The second is an enlargement of the spider.

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Re: Giant cat eating spider!!!!

Post by Ascaron » Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:43 am

Looks like it could either be a 'giant house spider' or a Hobo spider.

I'd squish it just to be sure :P
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Re: Giant cat eating spider!!!!

Post by Willow » Fri Sep 17, 2010 5:32 am

Oh believe me, I squished it. I was reading online about spiders, trying to figure out what it was, and came up with either a wolf spider or giant house spider. However, what I read said the giant house spider lives in the northwest. Now I found a site where a guy from my area posted a picture, and the expert said he thought it was a hobo spider. They're also only supposed to be in the northwest. Could also be a domestic house spider, in the same family as the hobo and giant. I read these spiders just wander around in the fall, looking for shelter, or a mate. I feel bad about squishing him, if he was just looking for love in all the wrong places :(
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Re: Giant cat eating spider!!!!

Post by Sqeeks » Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:04 pm

I can't stand spiders but I have to ask what the title of this thread is. Is it a Giant Cat who eats spiders? Or a Giant Spider who eats cats? OR a Spider who eats Giant Cats?
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Re: Giant cat eating spider!!!!

Post by Ascaron » Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:13 pm

I'd agree with the Hobo spider guess. I compared some photos off spider identification sites when you posted this and the closest ones I could see were either giant house spider or a Hobo spider. I say squishisng was justified!
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Re: Giant cat eating spider!!!!

Post by Willow » Sat Sep 18, 2010 1:27 pm

Thanks Ascaron, just confusing that they say they're found in the northwest. Well, whatever they are, I hope with the colder weather, we'll be seeing the last of them for awhile.

Sqeeks, it is a giant spider that eats cats (or it looked like it was going to). Maybe it's a Giant Spider That Eats Gnomes :shock: ;)
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