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    Golden orb spiders aren't dangerous to humans as far as I know. They're definitely beautiful though, especially with webs so strong they can catch birds.

    Lala, they feel vibrations most strongly through their bottom jaws. Some suggest they can "hear" sounds through vibrations in the air as well, since there's evidence they have inner ears, but they don't have an opening to be able to hear sounds, so to speak. I can't find any definitive research on the matter, but an interesting theory nonetheless.

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    I was actually in hospital with a fella that got done by a golden orb and he sure as anything knew he wasn't in the best postion from them.
    He started to get the swelling and he had to be place in a room on his own until they found out what it was that got him. So they may not kill but they can hurt you.

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    I should have been more specific. Many animals are considered non-dangerous to humans yet some people can have an allergic reaction to them, and depending on severity can die if help isn't sought out. Honey bees are a prime example of this. I've been bitten and stung by so many spiders and other bugs without any problem at all, yet my boyfriend gets stung by the smallest wasp and he blows up for a week or more. All depends on how the venom reactions to certain people =)
    Last edited by silvershadowwolf24; 08-16-2011 at 05:35 PM.

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    Yer I know how your boyfriend feels, I am one that blows up after being stung by a bee. So you have got that so right.

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    Bhahaha bloons lol h bahah same hea i blow up too but whan it comes to spiders. I quicky turn and runnnnnnnn away.
    I HATE spiders ar
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    My ceilings have these blue round circles in various places. Kids getting the white tails over the years with pool cues
    They have a distinctive shape too. Often seen here.
    Less so redbacks though I walked into the then little used garden shed and nearly walked face first into it.
    It was sprayed before the dogs made it their home in the pen.

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    I've given golden orb weavers plenty of opportunity to bite me but they never have. I've had them on my clothes, thrashed around like an idiot and they just leave as fast as they can. I suppose if you wander around in the dusk with your shirt off you might be at higher risk of being bitten but I get too much grief from mozzies to ever do that.

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    Done that hac funny site. Me walking to get some thing out of the car omg omg get tham offf me arara stop drop and roll or is it run and jump in the dam or pool. Lol
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    I have learnt two tips from a Snake Catcher in Melbourne.
    As we know snakes like the longer grass. And councils dont like mowing it on nearby wetlands. I was advised to call the council, lie and say ive seen youths starting fires in the grasslands. It was mown to an inch high the next day. Bush fire fear works well here.

    The other tip was to teach snake fear to the dog. Used a rubber snake for this. Same method for food refusal used.

    Sorted, now dog doesnt approach the snakes, and ive found a way to have the council mow the grasslands near me, so reduced the amount of snakes.

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    I like that idea about teach your dog to fear snakes.
    We have got a few in our gutters, we were trying to keep sparrows out of the eves but worked for 2 days then they knew it was no danger.
    So I think I will drag them down and do that training.

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