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Ore. Police Respond to 'Massive Freaking' Spider

September 03, 2013  | 

Tarantula photo via Wikimedia.
Tarantula photo via Wikimedia.
Dispatchers sent Forest Grove (Ore.) Police officers to the home of a teenage girl who had called 911 to report a "massive freaking" spider scaring her.

The girl told a dispatcher on Aug. 16 that a baseball-sized spider was likely a tarantula and was sitting on the back of her couch. "I've never seen a spider this big," she said.

The officer who responded to the scene estimated the spider was about 2 inches in diameter, reports WPXI. Follow the link to listen to the call.


Comments (4)

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bob retired leo @ 9/3/2013 3:45 PM

The biggest spider is the goliath tarantula and on record there are no recorded human deaths. The black widow is more potent and wont kill a man but can cause serious injury and pain . I have dealt with the black widow many times. See the nation geographic link below....

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/animals/bugs-animals/spiders-and-scorpions/tarantula_goliath/

Hoshi @ 9/3/2013 6:45 PM

Our youngest dog (11 mos) likes to bring us gifts. Recently he has bought us three rocks, 1 live lizard, and 2 live terrantulas. We live in rural Texas. What to expect tomorrow?

Sgt. Mike @ 9/4/2013 8:21 PM

I've been to calls about scary lizards, screaming goats, and other annoying critters. It's part of the service, glad this girl was taken seriously, because for her, this was a "big freaking" deal.

bob retired leo @ 9/9/2013 3:35 PM

Hoshi: I got a laugh from your story, perhaps a scorpion is next? If he brings home a 5' 5 inch blonde cute blonde, Ill adopt her.....lol....

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