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News story: Huge spider rescued by locals

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by Garth Vader, Mar 11, 2018.

  1. Garth Vader

    Garth Vader Arachnohipster Arachnosupporter

    For every 5 spider haters on my facebook feed, there is a lovely Australian who posts articles and photos of spiders and snakes like this one here. Honestly, this one seems a bit confused, as if the journalist couldn't quite decide if the spider is terrifying or if it is actually quite tragic that the males do not live for very long. :hilarious: :joyful:
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  2. miamc12321

    miamc12321 Arachnopeon Arachnosupporter

    Thanks for sharing this. What a good hearted group of people! It's good to know they're out there.
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  3. Garth Vader

    Garth Vader Arachnohipster Arachnosupporter

    I know! I am so glad they helped the spider out!
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  4. Wolfspidurguy

    Wolfspidurguy Arachnobaron

    it warms my heart to see this and also i want a whistling spider
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  5. Dave Jay

    Dave Jay Arachnoknight Active Member

    A Phlogius species for sure, probably fell out of the avocado tree they put it in and died on impact! Sorry, not funny I know, but they are not known to be arboreal. I'm sure it was fine though. I noticed that the word tarantula was not used, it's only recently been accepted in regards to Australian species. Selenotypus are the other genus to keep an eye out for @Wolfspidurguy , they are out there.
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  6. D Sherlod

    D Sherlod Arachnoknight

    Wow,,, i'm impressed, no bull or sensational statements... just a caring report.....
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  7. Garth Vader

    Garth Vader Arachnohipster Arachnosupporter

    I know. I've always had a soft spot in my heart for Australians and this solidifies it for sure! They tend to be pretty cool people!
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