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    There is a huge funnel web spider at my back door should I leave it there or "remove" it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by puggerup View Post
    There is a huge funnel web spider at my back door should I leave it there or "remove" it?
    a can of mortein will do the trick! careful...they can be "aggressive" little buggas

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    If it bothers you, get rid of it. If it doesn't, I would just leave it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    a can of mortein will do the trick! careful...they can be "aggressive" little buggas
    cheers

    They are just coming down from Sydney because of the climate change, so I don't know much about them other than they are dangerous.

    I'll get a can today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by puggerup View Post
    cheers

    They are just coming down from Sydney because of the climate change, so I don't know much about them other than they are dangerous.

    I'll get a can today.
    we get them in the pool...they can survive there...under water. Keep children away from it...maybe put a box/bowl over it, so you know where it is for later

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    Pugga.... are you sure its a FW??, i may be a "Sydney Brown Trapdoor Spider" or a " Mouse Spider"..

    i'm under the impression that FW are found along east coast of nsw & qld & in sandy soil regions ??.

    i dont mean to sound horrible but having a FW around with kids & dogs is not going to be nice if any of them get bitten. If it was me & a FW was near my house then i would hit with mortien or a hard soled shoe etc, but be warned FW are very aggressive & will rear up & try to bite you. We are used to having FW around in the garden & in the pool, as Clea said they can live in air bubble up to 2 days in water

    This link may help you to identify 8 legged creepy crawlies..

    http://www.reptilepark.com.au/animals.asp?catID=17
    Last edited by Aussie Floyd; 01-10-2010 at 12:43 PM.

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    Yup it looks like FW and it's web is funneled too.
    I can't reach the bugger where it is, but I am keeping a close eye on it to make sure it doesn't come inside.

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    Someone please correct me if I'm wrong ( I probably am ) but I seem to recall years ago in a documentary that f,w were not harmful to dogs.

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    yeh I just Youtubed and cats and dogs are fine.. kids can die within 20 minutes of a bight though.

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    DONT KILL IT!!!! Mortien my ass Where abouts is it??? Have you noticed a burrow or is it roaming??? Have to go to shop, back very soon> Please dont kill it, it deserves to live too!!!!!!
    Last edited by Malinois-72; 01-10-2010 at 02:28 PM.

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