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Do any animals scare you?

Discussion in 'Other Animals' started by Josie, Mar 21, 2018.

  1. Josie

    Josie Administrator Administrator Registered

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    Are there any animals out there that scare you?

    I think Great white sharks scare me :eek: Oh and spiders but only when they run... because they can run freakishly fast!!
     
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    Eddi! Joking.I'm not scared of him any more.
     
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  3. JudyN

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    Spiders.

    Apart from them, only in terms of what they could do to me... so if I was on safari and saw a lion poking his head into my tent, you bet I'd be scared!

    Slugs do turn my stomach though, and I'd rather not touch a worm.
     
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    I've always had a moth phobia
     
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    Wasps and hornets. Bees I can tolerate. With some anxiety but I know they won't sting just for the sake of it.

    And jellyfish. I once had to abort a safety stop in a dive (by descending and changing location, I didn't put anyone at risk) because just as we were approaching our stop point there was a whole shoal of them. Yeuch.
     
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    You should have met the kamikaze bee who came in our garden last summer. It wouldn't leave J alone, he ran indoors and it chased him round the house and back into the conservatory, then it turned its attentions on me and wouldn't leave me alone until I couldn't help but swat it away, and then it stung me. Our neighbour who keeps bees was adamant it wouldn't have been like his because they were all well mannered, but he said he had had a belligerent queen in the past so maybe it was one of her lot...
     
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    :eek::eek::eek:
     
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    Spiders are my biggest dislike!
    I hate it and panic when one drops down from the sun visor when driving in the car :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
     
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    Spiders and Wasps :eek:
     
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    The thing that makes me curl up maggots.
    A childhood trauma, I was a curious child and I spotted a strange little box in the fridge one morning. Even though it wasn't mine I decided to open it and see what it was. As I pulled the lid off and saw and the crawling maggots I dropped the box and the maggots fell to the floor and into my slippers. I had to scoop them back into the box while they wriggled in my slippers and round my toes, then take off my slippers one by one and get those back into their box as well. I felt sick but I got on with it..I'd been naughty and I didn't want mum and dad to find out!

    Everything else I just treat with the respect it deserves..My daughter keeps exotics so I've seen a lot of very dangerous things very close up
     
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    Spiders

    And cattle. I'm always wary of walking through a field of cows or young steers especially if I have a dog with me. The steers in particular are nosey and will come over en masse and at high speed to see what's up. There have been several occasions when a herd has stampeded downhill at me and I've been very thankful that there was a stout hedge/fence between us.

    If I can detour round a field of cattle then I will always take that route
     
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    .

    stinging insects worry me [bee-sting allergy], but only to the degree that i avoid hives, wasp-nests, etc.

    Nasty dogs don't worry me as much as pairs or groups of nasty dogs - our childhood neighbor, Mrs Frank, had 3 dogs, a lovely white M GSD, Snowball, & his 2 Lab-X offspring, M & F - Fio & Lisa. They were nothing like their sire, who was tolerant, sane, well-mannered, & devoted to Mrs Frank; they chased wildlife & livestock, they were sneaky biters who'd come up behind U & bite yer calves or butt, & they'd use teamwork to do it - one on front, barking & lunging to block yer way, & one slipping in to sink teeth into ya. :eek:
    I learned to carry an umbrella in self-defense, & use it opened, held horizontal, to clear a safe-zone around me.

    I'm wary of rabies-vector wildlife [fox, 'coons, skunks, bats, & roaming cats], but only if they act oddly or we're in close proximity.
    I've been bitten by spiders several times, so i do shake-out my shoes or boots at my weekend-client's house B4 i don them to leave - i wear slippers while i'm there; i've caught 3 spiders in my basement room, so far, one of them walking on the bed, so there's a small but healthy ecosystem of resident predators & prey.
    I put the spiders i catch outside at midday, onto the shrubs near the door, where they can make it or not; i don't toss them onto the ground in the dark, when it's 20' F & they'll freeze in minutes.

    There's a soft-bodied multilegged thing that i don't like, i developed a dislike for them in childhood, they give me the creeps - but it's more "Ugh!..." than "Eeek!"
    Called 'house centipedes', i also see them in outbuildings, on forest floors, under boards or around stones, etc -

    HOUSE CENTIPEDES ON THE MOVE

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