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To think spiders are taking over the world?

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dowhatnow Mon 12-Sep-16 23:20:35

Is it just me or am I correct in thinking that spiders have at least doubled in size this year? I don't mind them normally; have no problem catching them in a glass with card, but this year they have been enormous. DH has been called to the rescue several times, the latest one coming out from beneath the shower tray in the en suite. Now I'm laying in bed wondering where the rest of the spider family are... And whether I will see morning!

Whereas normally everything seems much bigger when remembered from a child's perspective, I don't recall big spiders at all. Are they growing in size exponentially and am I being unreasonable in thinking they will eventually take over the world?

HormonalHeap Mon 12-Sep-16 23:21:45

I've just gone to check my shower tray

HormonalHeap Mon 12-Sep-16 23:22:24

Not a great post to read just before bedtimegrin

JeanSeberg Mon 12-Sep-16 23:23:23

They drink from your eye balls in the night ...

Muddlingalongalone Mon 12-Sep-16 23:23:28

Yes - I thought it was just me being a little leisurely with the cleaning until everyone was talking about them at work.

Yorkieheaven Mon 12-Sep-16 23:25:03

Yes yes.

Had a massive one in my linen basket yesterday and dh had a big one on his foot. Mind you being a drama queen he said it was an unusual spider and he googled it and thinks it was a 'false black widow spider' grin who knows.

Lots of daddy long legs too.

Doomed I tell you doomed.

swissy56 Mon 12-Sep-16 23:25:35

Yes there a lot more of them too. We swallow a fair few tho.

Yorkieheaven Mon 12-Sep-16 23:25:45

Jean why just why! grin

Finelinebetweenchaos Mon 12-Sep-16 23:27:12

Totally agree!!

I have seen 4 really really big ones in our house (1 in garage, 2 in bathroom and one in the washing machine after I washed our bed sheets!!!).

We are talking about 8cm across. Horrid!

dowhatnow Mon 12-Sep-16 23:28:26


alicebiscuits Mon 12-Sep-16 23:30:25

They are huge and they are everywhere. I saw one catch a sparrow in its web the other day.

dowhatnow Mon 12-Sep-16 23:32:26

I almost believed you alice . You were joking weren't you? shock

swissy56 Mon 12-Sep-16 23:34:15


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