Giant jumping tarantulas found in US! (ot)

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Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 28, 2013 - 08:37pm PT
or not.. hehehehe...

But they would be easier to spot that those dang Indian toilet seat suckers!
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Apr 28, 2013 - 08:39pm PT
now were talking...
Credit: tradmanclimbs
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Apr 28, 2013 - 08:47pm PT
that was a quick side-step there Ron, you're a slippery dude
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 28, 2013 - 08:49pm PT
Being slippery keeps jumping tarantulas from landing on you.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 28, 2013 - 08:52pm PT
ill have to apologize for my erroneous reporting of the arachnids of hell..

They,, each and every,, scare the crap outta me lol!

And these jumpin muddas now reported are supposedly from N Korea!
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Apr 28, 2013 - 08:55pm PT
now were talking...

That's the only piece of equipment that John Deere won't stand behind!
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Apr 28, 2013 - 08:56pm PT
I LOVE Tarantulas!!!

I want a Cobalt Blue!

Credit: survival
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 28, 2013 - 08:58pm PT
eeesh!

I told you guys about that mystery bug i shot in the rubies right? Still have visions of that bastid comin fer us!


Then there is the time we were fishing a tourney at New Melones during the tarantula migration,, g-o-o-d g-a-w-d....
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 28, 2013 - 09:03pm PT
Sheesh, Ron, you shoulda been with me the time I mistakenly walked into a lesbian bikers' bar! Now that was scary!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 28, 2013 - 09:05pm PT
Baahahaa! Yes,, i might consider the tarantulas in that choice!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 28, 2013 - 09:38pm PT
Sidestep, sidestep, segue, segue, JUMP!

In the Italian Taranto, Apulia, the bite of a locally common type of wolf spider, named "tarantula" after the region, [3] was popularly believed to be highly poisonous and to lead to a hysterical condition known as tarantism. The stated belief in the 16th and 17th centuries were that the victims needed to engage in a frenzied dance to prevent death of the disease using very rhythmic music. This became known as the Tarantella. The oldest documents mentioning the relationship between musical exorcism and the tarantula are dated around 1100 BC[no f*#king citation needed]. R.Lowe Thompson proposed that the dance is a survival from a "Dianic or Dionysiac cult", driven underground.[4] John Compton later proposed that these ancient Bacchanalian rites had been suppressed by the Roman Senate. In 186 BC the tarantula went underground, reappearing under the guise of emergency therapy for bite victims.[5]

They call it a "gay tarantella" in some quarters. LOL.
rick sumner

Trad climber
reno, nevada/ wasilla alaska
Apr 28, 2013 - 11:15pm PT
Ron tell us please of the mystery bug. For those that didn't hear first time around.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 28, 2013 - 11:43pm PT
Rick,, it was up behind the boyscout camp in Thomas canyon- the rubies. My GF, my pooch hazel-ray (yellow lab) and i had been grouse hunting and were coming back down the trail. We came into a flat grassy section near the bottom- a few hundred yards behind the camp when in the trail ahead of us was a BUG!.. It has six HUGE legs, a SMOOTH copper like body- with two painted on looking eyes and antennae. Hazel started barking at it- and it became aggressive,, hissing ans coming towards us! This thing was at least six inches long by 3 inches wide and was quite tall on the trail! Hazel-ray was freaking- and barking, my GF Patti was yelling to shoot it! It kept scuttling quickly in our direction, so finally in a pure self defense action,, i blasted it with a load of 5s from the 20 gauge. It left a HUGE gut pile, and we scampered the heck on down the trail,, jumping at everything that moved lol!

Went to the USFS- they thought us to be crack babys or something lol! No one i know, nor any book ive seen has this creature in it.. But it was REAL! We were not any any strong mind drugs of any nature.. But that fuggin beast was a mean aggresive THING...
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Apr 29, 2013 - 12:23am PT
"that was a quick side-step there Ron, you're a slippery dude"

When it comes to logic, fact & reason, dude... you don't know the half of it.
rick sumner

Trad climber
reno, nevada/ wasilla alaska
Apr 29, 2013 - 12:49am PT
Ron that's the farthest north escapee of Area 51 i've ever heard of. You did your duty as a trusted M.I.B. officer. Well done, you headed off an invasion.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 29, 2013 - 12:57am PT
I felt a bit guilty of blasting it,, but when i say self defense,, i mean it in the most literal of sense! It was hissing loud enough to be heard with Hazel barking. And it backed her up to,, a 115 pound Lab! I even looked in african bug books..Zippo..

Close encounter? Well,, we won that battle on that you may rely! Remington number 5 shot to the rescue!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 29, 2013 - 01:07am PT
Wasn't there some nuclear tests done near the Ruby Mts?
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 29, 2013 - 01:10am PT
Maybe Salt lake? With an easterly wind...
Scole

Trad climber
Joshua Tree
Apr 30, 2013 - 12:04am PT
I hope you were using steel shot
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Apr 30, 2013 - 01:13am PT
Should have given it four in the ass and one in the head..

I wonder what the hell it was?
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