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  • LesleyKLesleyK Posts: 4,029

    It's just the unexpectedness of something moving quickly in the house (including mice) that provokes a reaction (girly squeal).  It looks as though we should expect more of them and may become adjusted. Probably notimage

    I've never found a fish running up my wall Fairy so that was a safe optionimage

    Love the cat pic Victoria and I'm sure they all have more brainpower than a conkerimage

  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,275

    Fairygirl - I keep fish too. What sort do you have? I've got tiger barbs,golden tiger barbs,pepper corys,khuli loach,a zebra loach and Brian the bristle-nosed pleco (who adores lettuce) image

  • I don't put them outside anymore since I read that they will probably die 'cos they're 'house spiders'. Must be true as you never see this type crawling in the undergrowth.

  • I was standing in the middle of a factory floor some years ago when a large house spider suddenly scuttled into sight.  Two seconds later this bloke in big boots ran across at speed, leapt into the air and came down with  great force on to the poor thing.  A lively conversation followed but I don't think I converted him.  I like mice, white rats, UK snakes but have you ever come face to face with a dragonfly larvae emerging from the water.  They might look pretty flitting across a pond but they look nightmarish at an earlier stage. 

  • Mel MMel M Posts: 347

    I was once lounging on a friends patio just outside if St Tropez (I know, I know) when along comes the biggest Dragonfly you have ever seen in your life, I mean it was huge, chasing an almost as large Butterfly. They battled it out for several minutes then the Dragonfly took a chunk out of the butterfly's wing. The Butterfly immediately closed its wings then dropped like a stone to the ground where it remained motionless. The Dragonfly quartered the ground for a good three minutes before giving up and flying off. The Butterfly waited for around five minutes before flying away.

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