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This little fella is in my bath. Should I be afraid?



  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,757

    Think it's one of the orb web spiders - not a False Widow if that's what you were concerned about.  

    If you don't like it being in your bath, and it's not a good place for a spider to be 'cos they can't get out, place a tumbler over it and slide a piece of card under it and lift it up, holding the card firmly to the opening of the tumbler - take it to the end of the garden and set it free image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,987

    The spider should be frightened Lulu, you might turn on the hot tap

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • ClaringtonClarington Posts: 4,949

    Poor wee thing!

    Has anyone had success with little bug ladders to help beaaties escape the bath?

  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    No success here Clari, got one for OH and he's been in there a week. image

  • ClaringtonClarington Posts: 4,949

    Poor Devil. Bit early in the year for his annual isn't it?

  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    Spring has come early Clari image but I'm worried about the pots & pans I put in with him.

    Soz Lulu, for doing sillies on your thread imageimage

  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167


  • Thanks for this thread. I've been seeing a lot of these in my porchway at home (and one in the house the other day) and steering well clear thinking they were some real nasties. I can't keep up with home much their is to learn when you live in a rural area, in particular which beasties you need to be afraid of and which you dont. If only I wasn't such a total wimp when it comes to anything creepy crawly and anything winged it would be so much easier!

  • Got him safely out of the path and deposited him down the bottom of the garden

  • ginagibbsginagibbs Posts: 756


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