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AIBU to ask if you know what spider this is? ***warning-spider photo***

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Snoopysimaginaryfriend Sun 21-Jun-20 14:40:09

As per the title.

Is it a false widow?

It’s in the bathroom. I’m not overly keen on spiders but I’ll try and put it outside rather than kill it.

Or maybe I’ll go have a cheese and pickle sandwich and hope it’s not there when I go back.

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Snoopysimaginaryfriend Sun 21-Jun-20 14:41:52

Helps if I attach photos

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SmileEachDay Sun 21-Jun-20 14:44:00

Looks like a ~fucking massive~ house spider to me.

ListeningQuietly Sun 21-Jun-20 14:46:29

Female taganeria gigantea
(not a male because no pedipalps / boxing gloves)

Let her live
she eats LOTs of midges and mossies

PumpkinPie2016 Sun 21-Jun-20 14:47:01

One that's far too big to be in your bathroom shock

I'm terrified of them but if you are not too bad, can you get a glass and piece of paper to catch it and put it outside?

There was a huge one in our living room one morning last week -it's not spider season yet!!

PumpkinPie2016 Sun 21-Jun-20 14:48:01

Don't hope it disappears-you never know where it might hide in your houseshock

nonetcurtains Sun 21-Jun-20 14:48:02

How big is it, false widows are smaller than house spiders. I think it's a house spider, they are paler when they've just shed.

user1471541923 Sun 21-Jun-20 14:48:32

Burn your house down

Snoopysimaginaryfriend Sun 21-Jun-20 14:49:14

It doesn’t seem very big. Not like some of the other giant ones. I was trying to figure out how to get some perspective ... but that would involve getting near it shock

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CodenameVillanelle Sun 21-Jun-20 14:50:33

That's a false widow not a tegenaria
Different shaped bodies

LochJessMonster Sun 21-Jun-20 14:50:41

I think that photo is massively zoomed in and actually it’s a fairly small spider, not a house spider.

Snoopysimaginaryfriend Sun 21-Jun-20 14:51:56

Does that help?

grinLook how brave I am! Haha haha

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xxlostxx Sun 21-Jun-20 14:52:02

I think house spider too. I had one just like that in dds bedroom last night. I'm afraid to say it got the hoover treatment!

xxlostxx Sun 21-Jun-20 14:52:44

Oh it looks only small. But get rid one way or the other!

Snoopysimaginaryfriend Sun 21-Jun-20 14:55:56

Would hoovering work with one of those dyson cordless hoovers? Bad enough having to use a kebab skewer to get all the dirt out without knowing there’s a spider in there as well!

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nonetcurtains Sun 21-Jun-20 15:02:01

please don't kill/hoover spiders, would you rather have all the flies they kill in you house instead?

Fortheloveofscience Sun 21-Jun-20 15:05:06

Yes it's a false widow. Easy to evict to the garden with a glass and piece of card. My house is full of them!

CodenameVillanelle Sun 21-Jun-20 15:06:45

They aren't a very fast breed so should be easy to catch under a glass if you can manage it

Snoopysimaginaryfriend Sun 21-Jun-20 15:11:25

Don’t worry, I won’t hoover it. I’ll get it out with a glass

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MitziK Sun 21-Jun-20 15:12:32

Just a female Steatoda nobilis spider.

Glass and a piece of card, pop it outside, job done.

Cherrysoup Sun 21-Jun-20 15:22:05

Would hoovering work with one of those dyson cordless hoovers? Bad enough having to use a kebab skewer to get all the dirt out without knowing there’s a spider in there as well

Omg, I use a kebab skewer too! Definite design fault!

Givingup123456 Sun 21-Jun-20 15:29:23

İt's a false widow. Been bitten by one. Quite common in the SE. But the bite hurts like hell!

Oldraver Sun 21-Jun-20 16:17:57

We have loads but they mostly live ihn the garden

I did evict one that had taken up residence on the beer fridge

SweetPetrichor Sun 21-Jun-20 16:37:24

There are no dangerous spiders in the UK. She’ll keep the flies away for you. grin

Malbecblooms Sun 21-Jun-20 16:40:04

please don't kill/hoover spiders, would you rather have all the flies they kill in you house instead?

Yes I would absolutely take flies over spiders any day of the week.

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