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Hold a huge spider

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I'm not really that scared of spiders (my sister is, hugely) - they are just kind of...off-putting - so it shouldn't be THAT hard for me to do. 

Experience

A friend of a friend turned out to have many spiders - ranging from a little spider no bigger than a nail to a huge one that would cover your palm completely. Since we visited him lately for a few drinks, I asked him if I could hold one of his 'babies' and he agreed. Unfortunately it wasn't the biggest one he had, as this one was in an aggressive mood that day, but it was still pretty big. And tell you what - it was kind of cute, really :D I always thought these big spiders are, I don't know, somehow wiry and cold, and overall unpleasant to hold, but this one was soft, even teddy-bear-ish, and very calm. I guess my opinion on these creatures changed a bit :) 

Added on September 12, 2013

Completed on September 12, 2013

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Nicole Holding on Sep 12, 2013

You are so brave!

Dominika R on Sep 14, 2013

To tell you the truth, I had to drink a glass of whisky first XD

Andrew Super on Feb 03, 2014

Nice one! I love spiders :) Greetings from Poland! :P

Tierra Binford on Feb 19, 2014

I have to be completely drunk to hold a spider

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Romel Abou-Akl  February 22, 2014

I saw it in my science class. My teacher collects all types of bugs, reptiles and amphibians. He let us hold his pet tarantual and it was suprisingly not scary, and it was really soft.

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Rebekah  February 17, 2014

I've always been very afraid of spiders. When I was visiting the Mayan ruins at Tikal with my parents, the guide found a tarantula and gave us the chance to hold it if we wanted. In my case, though, he just popped the spider on my chest and it crawled up to my neck! 

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Gabby Frazier  February 27, 2014

There aren't many creatures I am scared of, but I am terrified of spiders. I know it's a mostly irrational fear and someday I would like to overcome it. 

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Jonathan Zitter  February 26, 2014

her name was rosy  

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laura vincent  February 26, 2014

I was at Longleat Safari Park and got given the chance to hold a massive spider, so i took it! It was so so light, you could hardly even feel it.  

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