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    Spiders Shut School - Killer Spiders Found in IT Suite

    Story here:

    BBC News - False widow spider outbreak shuts Forest of Dean school

    Cue jokes about the dark side of the web, not wanting to be a fly on the wall in that classroom, etc, etc, etc....
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    You should see one of our chemistry labs! Has a ladybird infestation on the ceiling. Went in there today to replace the pc as part of our rolling replacements and had ladybirds dropping on my head!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawc View Post
    You should see one of our chemistry labs! Has a ladybird infestation on the ceiling. Went in there today to replace the pc as part of our rolling replacements and had ladybirds dropping on my head!
    We have large numbers of ladybirds hibernating in our staff room every winter. You don't realise they are there until the spring. It's a Victorian building with sash windows which don't seal particularly well.

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    Check the ladybirds out on iSpot | your place to share nature - if they're natives, cherish them. If they're Harlequins, terminate with extreme prejudice.

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    We went up into the ceiling to install the Head's new WiFi access point once and found a beehive up there!
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    If I see one more person describe them as "Killer Spiders" I will personally do more damage than one of those spiders ever could.
    They are NOT KILLER SPIDERS. Wasps are more dangerous, the bite of a false widow is no worse than a wasp sting but I concede, people can be allergic to either which could cause death. So can a peanut though....

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    Just had a text message from a very apologetic Chemistry teacher. She said that they were fumigating her room over the weekend and sealing all the entry points

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    Killer Spiders! Killer Spiders! KILLER SPIDERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    Killer Spiders! Killer Spiders! KILLER SPIDERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    /me gives @tech_guy quite a nasty bite!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawc View Post
    Just had a text message from a very apologetic Chemistry teacher. She said that they were fumigating her room over the weekend and sealing all the entry points
    hah! Reminds me of a visit to Hunstanton one year. Literally could not tell the colour of our car because of the huge infestation of ladybirds they had all over the entire town. It was nuts! Could barely see!

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    Ouch.....


    ........KILLER SPIDERS ATE MY HAMSTER!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    Ouch.....


    ........KILLER SPIDERS ATE MY HAMSTER!!!!!!
    Someones pitching to be on the front page of the daily mail...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawc View Post
    You should see one of our chemistry labs! Has a ladybird infestation on the ceiling. Went in there today to replace the pc as part of our rolling replacements and had ladybirds dropping on my head!
    Had that in an old office, the ladybirds were crawling around the top of the window and falling into the webs of lurking spiders below.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawc View Post
    You should see one of our chemistry labs! Has a ladybird infestation on the ceiling. Went in there today to replace the pc as part of our rolling replacements and had ladybirds dropping on my head!
    Ladybird nest? Cool. Got a pic?

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    Mrs had one on her arm yesterday

    We get loads of ladybirds in our office too, old Victorian building.

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