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Old 03-25-2013, 09:38 AM   #16
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I'm not trying to freak anyone out. Just wanted to let the other arachnophobics out there know, we came across a banana spider on Tom Saywer island a couple of years ago. It was my last visit to the island. If you don't know what a banana spider is, they are huge!
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:48 AM   #17
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I'm not trying to freak anyone out. Just wanted to let the other arachnophobics out there know, we came across a banana spider on Tom Saywer island a couple of years ago. It was my last visit to the island. If you don't know what a banana spider is, they are huge!
Well if you think they are big look at this video of a giant jumping spider, fortunately I do not think there are any of these in Florida
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEkAAK_NuBQ
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Old 03-25-2013, 02:50 PM   #18
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we once saw an armadillo and a whole "army" of tiny green frogs eating the bugs that were flying around the light outside our room - husband had to "sweep" them all away before we could enter the room.
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Old 03-25-2013, 03:13 PM   #19
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I haven't seen any! However saying that when my bro, dad and grandad went to Kennedy space centre they said they saw quite a lot of rather large spiders! I'm staying in the AKL in August! Hope I don't come across any! Luckily we didn't the last time we were there! x
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Old 03-25-2013, 03:21 PM   #20
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I hate spiders and snakes!! I have never seen one in Disney but think about it every time I go. We are staying at AKV for the first time and I hope I don't see any there
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:48 PM   #21
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Had to join in here...Hate spiders, but never really had any in our room there (probably will this time now!)
But...we did see an ENORMOUS bee of some type while in line for Peter Pan. I have an irrational fear of bees (well I have been attacked by a swarm not once, but twice in my life for upsetting yellow jackets in the ground). This appeared to be a type of wasp and was about 2 inches long and probably 1/2 inch wide. I was terrified because we had to walk by it twice. Hope we never see another one of those.
And we also saw a snake at our resort and they had to remove it as it turned out to be some kind of poisonous snake.

Other than that, just lots of ducks and bunnies, but love those ducks and bunnies!
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Old 03-25-2013, 05:01 PM   #22
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we once saw an armadillo and a whole "army" of tiny green frogs eating the bugs that were flying around the light outside our room - husband had to "sweep" them all away before we could enter the room.
We too saw an armadillo. It was awesome! Saw a cottonmouth snake at the GF too.
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:14 PM   #23
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In 2010, we stayed at Coronado and found a spider in our bed when we pulled back the covers. My girls and I screamed and I called housekeeping and made them change out the bedding. Bugs of any kind in bed freak me out!
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I found a good sized spider in my son's rental stroller at AK this morning! Eek!
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:33 PM   #25
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Have you ever seen a spider at any Disney resorts? Let me know if I should pack a gun.

Spider???? You should be worried more about the snakes and alligators!! I hate all insects and critters but a spider is the least of what you can come across in Florida.
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:47 PM   #26
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Its not the spiders you should be worried about its the snakes. Yes we had one slithering on our balcony.
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Sorry a little off topic but on topic....I just finished rehab for my knee a few weeks ago all because of a supposed spider. This was in Michigan and DD16 wanted to go kayaking but was afraid there was a spider. So we washed the kayak out with water (never saw a spider) and the had to empty it. Well my left foot must have been on a slippery rock when we went to lift and snap! Several weeks of PT and a surgery later and the more PT, plus God forbid the money!

Lesson....suck it up...it's a spider! That's what I should have told DD16! And per my ortho this will be a problem for me for the rest of my life (didn't tell my DD16 because I don't want her to feel this was her fault - it was the fictitious spider's fault!!!!!)

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Last year we stayed at GF and we were on the first floor looking out to the lagoon, when my daughter opened up the daybed there was a dead lizard in the sheet. Ewwwwww. Housekeeping had to come and replace the bedding but my daughter wouldn't sleep in the bed, she slept with her two brothers the whole week. No one would sleep on the daybed. DH kept telling the kids if they misbehaved they had to sleep on the daybed. They were so good all week!

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I'm not trying to freak anyone out. Just wanted to let the other arachnophobics out there know, we came across a banana spider on Tom Saywer island a couple of years ago. It was my last visit to the island. If you don't know what a banana spider is, they are huge!
We see those banana spiders all the time at the resorts. They are usually hanging on giant webs in the shrubbery. They are HUGE! When they spread themselves out in the middle of the web, they are easily (from the tip of the legs to the other tips of the legs) 6" in diameter!

Riverside was the worst. We had the giant spider in the shrubs next to our building and a lizard that met us every evening when we came back from the parks outside our door (and one morning right INSIDE our door! I just picked him up by the tail and put him back out.) We really didn't mind either one...you don't bother them, they won't bother you.
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Yeah, it was being eaten by a snake that was being watched by a gator.
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