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Spider ID Q

Post by Gary Schoole » Sat, 17 Jun 2000 04:00:00



Greetings group,
I am trying to ID a spider I had a number of years ago. I don't know any other
way to describe it other than THE UGLIEST creature on the face of the earth.
This spider was SOOOO ugly that it hurt to look at it. No kidding. I couldn't
eat for hours after looking at it. It still haunts me to this day. It was also
VERY aggressive. I have never seen a more aggressive spider. It would attack a
pencil at the other end of the cage, and would bite so hard I could feel the
wood crunching.

I don't remember too many of the details (as my mind has formed a block against
that wicked image), but I remember it was black, with a big head and a "face"
that was beyond grotesque. I will know it if I see it again - I will NEVER
forget that face.

Does anyone here know what spider that might be? Think back to the ugliest
spider you have seen? What was it? If someone can point me to a good picture
resource, I can manage to find it myself.

TIA,
Gary Schooley

 
 
 

Spider ID Q

Post by Andy » Sun, 18 Jun 2000 04:00:00


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Quote:
>Does anyone here know what spider that might be? Think back to the ugliest
>spider you have seen? What was it? If someone can point me to a good picture
>resource, I can manage to find it myself.

>TIA,
>Gary Schooley

Have a look at:
www.birdspiders.com
for a large picture resource.
Andy
 
 
 

Spider ID Q

Post by Gary Schoole » Sun, 18 Jun 2000 04:00:00


Quote:

> (snip)
> >Does anyone here know what spider that might be? Think back to the ugliest
> >spider you have seen? What was it? If someone can point me to a good picture
> >resource, I can manage to find it myself.

> >TIA,
> >Gary Schooley

> Have a look at:
> www.birdspiders.com
> for a large picture resource.
> Andy

Thanks Andy.
I looked over all those pics but didn't see it. This was in Austin, Texas. I
guess I need something more local. I'll know it when I see it. It was black and
did have a few hairs on it, but I don't think it was a tarantula. It was the size
of the last knuckle on my thumb. I know I will never see an uglier creature. It
made the creature in "Alien" look like a beauty pageant winner.

Thanks,
Gary Schooley