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time to burn the house down

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Kutter, Apr 21, 2019.

  1. Spacedeck


    Joined: Sep 14, 2007

    Posts: 2,734

    Location: West Yorkshire, England

    Please upload a higher quality image, can hardly see it. :D
  2. new boy


    Joined: Jun 25, 2009

    Posts: 3,175

    Location: Weston-super-Mare

    The property is theirs now.

    Bring regular offerings and do exactly what they ask of you and you may be able to live as one of their subjects.
  3. BDEE


    Joined: Apr 21, 2011

    Posts: 2,622

    I have found two recently in my utility room although I just assumed them to be Falsies - Not sure the real thing are really prevalent in the UK?

    Nasty looking things. I just caught them and released them.
  4. Speed


    Joined: Nov 23, 2002

    Posts: 8,218

    Indeed, they will be false Widows in the UK. Completely harmless despite what the sensationalist media BS would have you believe.
  5. Nasher


    Joined: Nov 22, 2006

    Posts: 11,924

    Not totally harmless, they can still bite (as well as a few other spiders we have in the UK). They probably won't kill you though.
  6. Speed


    Joined: Nov 23, 2002

    Posts: 8,218

    Short of an extremely rare allergic reaction the bite is like a bee sting... i.e harmless.
  7. Minusorange


    Joined: Nov 25, 2005

    Posts: 3,642

    they will just come back in greater numbers for revenge killings
  8. Hades


    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 22,022

    Location: Surrey and London

    Nope. Negative. Abort mission and lay down suppressing fire while you retreat.
  9. SupraWez

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 17, 2007

    Posts: 2,025

    Don't mind most spiders but wouldn't be happy sharing with a couple of those :eek:
  10. lunar


    Joined: Jul 18, 2015

    Posts: 305

    Location: London

    If I can recall, weren't some schools closed this year (or in 2018) because of the infestation of spiders. I think they were Black Widows.
  11. Lopéz

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 26,915

    Location: Leicestershire

  12. SupraWez

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 17, 2007

    Posts: 2,025

    False widows not black widows :-

  13. Kutter


    Joined: Mar 22, 2009

    Posts: 4,263

    Location: Georgia, USA

    Thats the problem with moving south, we now have all the nasty creatures we didnt have in the north east.
  14. IainR


    Joined: Jun 17, 2006

    Posts: 336

    Location: Ipswich

    We brought a colony of the real black widows back to the UK in 2012.
    The wee horrors made there homes in our Apache rocket pods whilst being on Ex in California ,and were flown back to Suffolk.
    Fun times around camp for a while :D
  15. StriderX


    Joined: Mar 18, 2008

    Posts: 18,277

    Are wasps getting bigger in the uk, I swear they’re chonking atm.
  16. TheOracle


    Joined: Sep 30, 2005

    Posts: 10,843

    Yeah, my Executioner fly zapper is starting to struggle.....still, I do my bit for king and country
  17. XeNoN89


    Joined: Mar 6, 2007

    Posts: 7,701

    Location: SW19

    Watch out for the nasty brown recluse spiders
  18. Orionaut


    Joined: Aug 2, 2012

    Posts: 6,523

    We are definitely getting more Hornets. They make Wasps look like fruit flies! :eek:
  19. Terminal_Boy


    Joined: Apr 13, 2013

    Posts: 6,239

    Location: La France

    Great, spiders that you can’t kill with an Apache helicopter.
  20. wolfie138

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 8, 2013

    Posts: 2,487

    Cockneys, they're called.