Chased by a Spider.!!!

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 09, 2008 at 22:59
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Can someone help us out please? I was detecting out on a salt lake yesterday morning, and was startled by something moving across the ground at my right hand side. I quickly spun around to see what it was and it was this white coloured spider, about the size of a normal wolf spider, and it was chasing me by jumping at me!! It must have chased me several mtrs across the ground, and was standing up looking very cranky too, similar to a funnel web in strike mode.??? Many thanks Unc & Jodie.
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (Yalgoo) - Wednesday, Apr 09, 2008 at 23:21

Wednesday, Apr 09, 2008 at 23:21

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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Yalgoo) - Wednesday, Apr 09, 2008 at 23:23

Wednesday, Apr 09, 2008 at 23:23
cant help you - got the same problem myself
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Follow Up By: Member - Uncle (NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 09, 2008 at 23:27

Wednesday, Apr 09, 2008 at 23:27
No worries Davoe, just wish I had got some video footage, and a shot of him, but it was a long walk back to camp. Tried googling but not much came up either.
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Reply By: equinox - Wednesday, Apr 09, 2008 at 23:46

Wednesday, Apr 09, 2008 at 23:46
Hi Uncle,

There's plenty of hiding places on this salt lake, Lake Darlot.



At night when you swung the torch around you could see all their eyes looking at you.

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Follow Up By: Rick (S.A.) - Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 07:11

Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 07:11
Alan,

Speaking of L Darlot, I'm over half way through reading "Spinifex and Sand", and really appreciating and enjoying same. Excellent author, great adventures, and an adaptable character. Can I presume he was a Scot?. Do you have any details about his later life?

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Follow Up By: equinox - Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 10:08

Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 10:08
Rick,

Great book, and a first edition sits proudly in my bookcase.

He is a Scot, and was killed by a poison arrow in Nigeria where he was assistant resident at age 29.

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Follow Up By: porl - Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 14:48

Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 14:48
That photo and tag line in this thread must be an arachnophobe's nightmare - so you're out in it, you shine your torch at the nothingness, but a million spiders' eyes light up in the holes, so you wonder what they eat - as the start to climb out .... toward you ...
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Reply By: Stephen M (NSW) - Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 06:52

Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 06:52
Hi Uncle,glad to hear that what ever it was didnt bite you but sh@t it would have been funny standing back watching for some one else. All they would have seen was probably you running either sideways while trying to watch the bloody thing and from where they would have been standing wouldnt have seen anything on the ground trying to attack you LOL. Regards Steve M
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Follow Up By: Member - Uncle (NSW) - Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 09:47

Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 09:47
Yeah all Jodie could do was stand back and laugh!! It was jumping 8 to 12 inches each jump!!
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Reply By: Squizzy - Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 09:51

Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 09:51
G'day Uncle,

Sorry I can't help with the spider.
Spiders are spiders to me, I hate the bloody things.

We are back from the High Country trip, and thanks for the tip on the campground at Aire River West, but we ended up spending a night at Kennet River, quite a good park and reasonably sheltered.

The night prior to that was at Dartmoor in Fort O'Hare campground, also very good.

Cheers,

Geoff.
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 10:02

Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 10:02
Welcome back Geoff....hope you had a great time over in Mexico.

Now, Laurie...... How many brown lemonades had you had when you saw this giant spider????? hahahaha What did you have on your feet?? I always wear my Blunnies and if I saw a spider I'd make it my business to give it a REAL closeup view of the tread-pattern on the sole!!!!! hahahaha
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Follow Up By: Member - Uncle (NSW) - Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 10:12

Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 10:12
Lol , He ended up seeing a few taps on the head with my search coil first Bill. I wanted to watch him jump around but I ended up having to run!! Had the Blunnies on too, nearly needed gum boots though, it was still quite damp.
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Follow Up By: Member - Uncle (NSW) - Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 10:15

Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 10:15
No worries Geoff, glad to hear the trip went well. We did a nite at that campground also at Fort O' Hare, had to pack up the next morning in the wet though! Great campground though we thought, there were also a few other travellers there as well. cheers unc
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Follow Up By: Squizzy - Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 17:02

Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 17:02
Thanks for the welcome back Bill, and we had a ball in the high country. Tell you all about it when we meet again.

Unc, we also had consistent rain for our first three days which included Fort O'Hare. There were also other travellers in the reserve when we were there, must be a popular spot.

I was impressed with all of the chain saw carvings around the small town, and the never ending spring water plumbed up next to the roadside.

Geoff.
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Reply By: Member - Mark H (VIC) - Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 20:07

Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 20:07
I think the bottom photo is a garden orb spider but they spin large webs and don't take to the ground much. The top photo looks like a very different spider.

Mark.
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Follow Up By: Member - Mark H (VIC) - Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 20:09

Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 20:09
OK just realised the pics aren't with the post! Trying to cook tea and do this at the same time.

Mark.
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Reply By: Member - Roger B (VIC) - Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 22:35

Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 22:35
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Our Soldiers have to put up with these things as well as terriorists!!!!!!
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