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 - 10/12/0609:48 AMRe: vermin that freak me out
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."
Is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane?
#70714 - 10/12/0610:04 AMRe: vermin that freak me out
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 - 10/12/0611:16 AMRe: vermin that freak me out
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 - 10/12/0606:30 PMRe: vermin that freak me out
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 - 10/12/0607:31 PMRe: vermin that freak me out