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#70711 - 10/12/06 07:12 AM vermin that freak me out
mshaw Offline

Registered: 01/11/06
Posts: 45
Loc: Fairborn, Oh, USA
After reading about the rats I am wondering what funny animal stories are out there???? I hate slugs(my skin craws just thinking about them). Bats rate right up there too.

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#70712 - 10/12/06 07:23 AM Re: vermin that freak me out
Zapped Offline

Registered: 10/01/02
Posts: 481
Loc: Huntington Beach, CA, USA
How about the time I was about 40' up and crawled into a very tight FL sign access, just to focus in to a big, hairy spider about the size of my fist, 2" from my eye. It was so big I could see that it was looking right back at me. We finally had to come to an agreement - I don't mess with you, you don't mess with me...

I have lots of spider stories. They're just little guys, and usually can't do much damage to you, but they still kinda gimme the creeps.

#70713 - 10/12/06 07:48 AM Re: vermin that freak me out
Theelectrikid Offline

Registered: 04/30/04
Posts: 854
Loc: Levittown, PA
This one's my dad's:
"Crawling in the crawlspace, soldering some copper pipe, a black widow spider crawls up next to me. I see it, ignore it. It moves three more inches, and I hit it with the torch. Only problem is, I also burned the hair off of my arm."

Ian A.
Is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane?

#70714 - 10/12/06 08:04 AM Re: vermin that freak me out
steve ancient apprentice Offline

Registered: 03/04/05
Posts: 170
Loc: west springfield,mass
iM A WILDLIFE FANANTIC but while working on a rectifier in the woods one day i heard the unmisstakeable sound of a rattlesnake. I ran and i do mean ran as far away as possible. I know they are a important part of the echo system but they make my skin crawl. Hope i never hear that sound again. I dont get spooked at all but these things send shivers down my spine.

#70715 - 10/12/06 09:16 AM Re: vermin that freak me out
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Registered: 07/20/04
Posts: 9026
Loc: Estero,Fl,usa
This is one of my favorite builder's critters.
Greg Fretwell

#70716 - 10/12/06 02:40 PM Re: vermin that freak me out
tseeba Offline

Registered: 01/20/06
Posts: 13
Loc: Walhalla, ND, USA
When I was an apprentice, we were running conduit underneath the bins in a grain elevator. The boss crawled in first, made it about ten feet and came out as fast as a grown man can crawl. When I looked in, the whole ground was covered with black beetles about the size of a nickel. He had beetles crawling inside his clothes, in his pockets, even where the sun don't shine.

#70717 - 10/12/06 04:30 PM Re: vermin that freak me out
Eddy Current Offline

Registered: 09/26/06
Posts: 112
Loc: Ontario,Canada
Re-wiring an old house and found dead pigeons in the in the walls and attic. Had to have another company come in and do a much bigger demo than the customer had planned.

#70718 - 10/12/06 05:25 PM Re: vermin that freak me out
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Registered: 06/11/05
Posts: 823
Loc: Rahway, New Jersey
I was sent to repair an old broken light on a 2nd floor outdoor staircase. I took out the switch and did a quick continuity test. There was continuity between white and black, but no light bulb in the fixture. The wood ceiling was decaying so I decided to probe around a bit. I found a dead squirrel still attached to the romex cable by it's teeth. It was gross.

#70719 - 10/12/06 05:31 PM Re: vermin that freak me out
Luketrician Offline

Registered: 07/08/06
Posts: 273
Loc: Sale Creek, TN USA
I've got some serious issues with those palmetto bugs. Makes my skin crawl! I could never do that show fear factor. No flippin' way im eatin a Roach! BARF!!!
Luke Clarke
Electrical Planner for TVA.

#70720 - 10/14/06 05:27 AM Re: vermin that freak me out
skipr Offline

Registered: 01/03/05
Posts: 41
Loc: Huntington Beach, Ca.
I was bit by a Brown Recluse spider in 1994, working in a drop ceiling. My hand swelled up the size of a softball in less than 10 minites.Went to emergency room in less than 15 minites.

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