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BBC Springwatch is a group administrator BBC Springwatch says:

Hi all, to make it easier to find Britain's biggest spider for Chris, could you post your pics in this discussion. Arachnophobes please look away now!

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Thanks
Jeremy
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mosspaul1 says:

spider
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Neil Higginson (@NeilsPhotos) says:

House Spider by Neil Higginson (@NeilsPhotos)

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Trickate says:

This spider is living in our bath at the moment - it is about the 4th so far this autumn (unless it is the same one coming back!).

spider in the bath by Trickate

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afterforty‽ says:

Certainly the biggest I have seen this autumn:


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Soozy67 says:

This would have looked even bigger if it had spread out a bit more - shy I guess.
2011-10-05 19.33.31
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Jamie Barnett says:

Caught this house spider in a wide pint glass!

House Spider by Jamie Barnett

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rachael-marie says:

Spider by rachael-marie

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rachael-marie says:

IMG_3102 by rachael-marie


Giant Spider keeping the population down in our shed!
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brookster6 says:

house spider level view by brookster6

This one was found in my grandads house it was about 9cm long and 5cm width
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alan m smith says:

Photobucket

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A Raft Spider taken in the New Forest National Park. Alan Smith.
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Bertsy says:

How about webs?
This is a whopper

Spider's web & spider, Bourton-on-water by Bertsy

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Joestaffie says:

IMAG0252 by Joestaffie

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bstoke birder says:

This photo was taken in the late 80's in my parents house in Hampshire. I think spiders were bigger back then!
The house brick is 6.5cm across which makes the leg span (front to back) about 9.5cm! And the legs aren't even at full stretch!

House Spider 1
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Mazway17 says:

Get off the sofa.. by Mazway17


Get off the sofa..


This little monster terrorised me for 3days following me round the house, up & down the stairs, legging it round the livingroom and climbing on the furniture!!

(Size: the squares on the sofa throw are 1cm squares so that should give you and idea)
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jude7789 says:

Walked past this wee thing, lucky i didnt squash him...

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jel 1969 says:

Segestria florentina
Tube web spider
Tegenaria sp
Tegenaria sp.
Tegenaria sp.   (Explored)
They tickle !!
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SNAKETAT568 says:

how do i post photos to this page?
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alan m smith says:

I upload my photos to Photobucket and copy and paste the HTLM code into the 'Reply to this topic ' box. That works for me, although, if you upload your photos to your Flickr photostream page then there's probably a simpler way of showing them here.
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CraigRandall78 says:

HPIM3200
My cat Debbie and a 3 inch house spider in my bath. The spider was saved and released by the way.
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GrahamC57 says:

Raft Swamp Spider

I saw about a dozen Raft spiders down in RSPB Arne.....
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colin williams1 says:

Spider-Mansfield by colin williams1


What a whoppa
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dewdrop-designs says:

253 by dewdrop-designs


This spider is next to a 2p coin!
I complained that my husband didn't get the 2p round the right way. He said "When you have a spider that big trying to chase you, you don't care which way round the coin is, take the picture and run!"
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eleanorH2011 says:

31oct11 by eleanorH2011

This garden spider lives behind my shed and dwarfs all the other garden spiders we have. Pictured next to a 10p.
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Stingray No1 says:

Large Spider by Stingray No1


This spider was a very fast runner, and was one off several that I have released back into the garden, I had to hid behind the curtain to get this shot.
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Daddles2 says:

Boris

IMG_2735 by Daddles2

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Daddles2 says:

Son of Boris

IMG_2733 by Daddles2

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SNAKETAT568 says:

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THIS HORROR SCARED ME TO DEATH YESTERDAY MORNING IN THE CORNER OF MY ROOM. PICTURE NEXT TO A 50P COIN, LOOKS TO BE ABOUT A FOOT LONG. ;-)
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quickwick2011 says:

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We took this picture on holiday in Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex. It appeared on the ceiling above the bed during the night! We didn't have a ruler but hopefully the finger gives some kind of scale.
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CallumCooperPhotography says:

out in the garden, a giant house spider

[IMG]http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y114/sobbingforblues/P9201695.jpg[/IMG]

cant add my pics :/
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Tim McKinstry says:

Trying to find its way into the house no doubt.

Tegenaria Gigantea?

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Bob_Carter_Hull says:

I took this photo of my not-so incy wincy spider. It's usually in the bath but only at week-ends! Here's the one picture - www.flickr.com/photos/43210094@N03/6289555859/in/photostream
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ashley8353 says:

Two photos of the same beast taken at my parents house. It lives in the passage between the house and the shed.

Spider_1 by ashley8353


Spider_2 by ashley8353

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ali_cam231 says:

Rather than a ruler we used to have a naming convention, Charles, Henry and George. We once had one living in the bath known as Charles Henry George.
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freddieN4 says:

larry the spider and his pound coin. london N4 at the weekend.

larry and his pound coin by freddieN4

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Garry1968 says:

Raft spiders are some of the uk largest, but not sure they are the longest legged....taken on Dorest heatlands,
Raft Spider

Raft Spider
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Joshua Drake1 says:

The House Spider

Not sure if its the biggest on the above list but still impressive haha! ;) Shot this in spring but its still a spider! (:
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nancy II-brb says:

euggghhhh by nancy II-brb


this one captured a couple of years ago under an olde english cider glass which measures just over 3" diameter - it was helping me with my tax return :)
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Bob_Carter_Hull says:

How do I add a photo here?
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Clloydie's says:

You need to go to the page of the photo you want to show. Then copy the url. Then come back here and post it but use the [ ] to bracket it
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Tettenborn says:

spider by Tettenborn

This big boy was in the car park at work. I am completely arachnaphobic so this is as close as I could get without pooing myself! Unfortunately I didn't get any unit of scale but I can say that he was a whopper!
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Karlos1960 says:

My little friend Boris - guarding my garage window.

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Bob_Carter_Hull says:

Thanks clloydiefellows! Here's mine - I took the photo of it on a curtain - it's usually in the bath, but only at week-ends!

Incy wincy spider? by Bob_Carter_Hull

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ci_vedo says:

Had to be removed from the house or else there would have been some very smelly girls! I really don't think they can be mine!

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Every Day I'm Stitchin says:

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So big that even the cat didn't want to play with it!

I fondly named her 'suzy' and returned her to the garden! :O)
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PSJ Picdump says:

I've a sneaking suspicion that what Chris wanted to see was the biggest spider you've seen IN YOUR HOUSE THIS AUTUMN.
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borristhespider says:

CIMG3493 by borristhespider

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BBC Springwatch is a group administrator BBC Springwatch says:

Great pictures everyone! I am collecting these right now ready for tomorrow's Unsprung. Be sure to watch. 9.30pm BBC Two.

Sam :)
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grahamefire says:

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Pretty in Pink. Photo taken by good friens Chris who has me to upload it for him
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Jim Bennett 88 says:

Nursery web spider by Jim Bennett 88

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SarahJaneThompson says:

Enormous House Spider by SarahJaneThompson


Not from this Autumn (hence no ruler) but biggest one we've ever caught!! Think that's a pint glass!
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hornetfish says:

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Daphne caught in a pint glass in 2009 after partying under our TV for several nights in a row! Every evening she would creep out across the carpet on her way to bed.
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Honestgreengrass says:

This has got to be the biggest! On a 4 x 2 roof joist!


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Benandjim says:

229357_18931503784_564483784_207126_2805_n[1] by Benandjim

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Dani_moo says:

Big Nick the Spider by Dani_moo

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Oakdale Studios says:

Silver plated spider

A dead spider found in a cool-box, electroformed in copper, nickel plated then silver plated by Oakdale Studios

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the KAO says:

trip n spider 009
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shifty_eyes_01 says:

spider in pint glass by shifty_eyes_01


spider on wall by shifty_eyes_01


one spider found in bedroom and put into a pint glass. it was trying to attack!
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Claretini says:

295879_10150836278435154_707845153_21356208_86721306_n by Claretini

Monster found at the end of September 11, so no measurements. This is a sort of therapy for me, scrolling back and forth through these horrendous photos!
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CherryB7 says:

Photographed earlier on this year sitting on a standard sized house brick. Sorry for the fuzzy quality, taken on a mobile phone.

Autumnwatch Spider      by CherryB7

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Pyrrhusuk says:

My son Harvey (almost 3) and his new friend . . Ray, Essex

IMG_1305 by Pyrrhusuk

IMG_1302 by Pyrrhusuk

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E Breeze says:

Old hairy legs!

IMG_0572

And a male, under a pint glass:

spidey
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kahgwreiuahf says:

Giant house spider - for Autumnwatch 2011 by kahgwreiuahf

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59chevy says:

big spider by 59chevy

phone size by 59chevy


I wasn't going to stop it making a call
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A blond-Tess says:

Herbert
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bobthecabbage says:

www.flickr.com/photos/69425144@N07/6312958429/
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bobthecabbage says:

flic.kr/p/aBUezC
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wessley wilmot says:

DSC01097


11cm Long (Buxworth Derbyshire) Wessley
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jeff 81 says:

Spider 1 by jeff 81

spider 2 by jeff 81

Spider on my kitchen floor in an 8cm diameter glass !!!
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lauraandnick says:

IMG_2214 by lauraandnick


So big its eyes reflected in the light of the camera! Taken late August so no measurement but the pint glass it's under has a diameter of 8.5cm. Saw lots about this size (or the same one many times over!) in August/September but not so much now.

Laura and Nick (Norwich).
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Wolvesjeff says:

A couple of Giant House Spiders photographed in my house


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hpsf4u says:

I can't upload my picture on here its driving me mad....:-(

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this might have worked.....?

Yay but you have to open it... how annoying!!! but it was big approx 10cm (the size of my palm) not that I was going to try and hold it.... no way! :-) hope this goes on your fab graph Chris!...x
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RComont2010 says:

Not the biggest, but still pretty big: Argiope bruennichi
Argiope bruennichi, Dancing Ledge, 22-viii-2008 (6)

and Tegenaria saeva coming off second-best against Pholcus phalangoides:
Farm 191
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stu.bloggs..Dont do Sundays says:

I've seen bigger
house spider(tegenara gigantea)
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aphotomoto says:

Essex Spider by aphotomoto


This was in my bedroom in Essex
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Mickey P. says:

House Spider
I made it just under 3 inches, it was in the kitchen but refused to have its photo taken there. We've had bigger.
Mickey Parker
Basildon
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Mickey P. says:

Unholy Trinity
On the subject of spiders, our postage stamp garden is overrun with garden spiders this year?
Mickey Parker
Basildon
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frankeeg83 says:

Easily the largest spider on this page, after taking 20 minutes to subdue the target, he caved in and said he had enough.

Frank Grant, Newcastle Co. Down




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shirlz3119 says:

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neil.t.franklin [deleted] says:

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Sexy!
It's under a large wine glass, over 9cm in diameter
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neil.t.franklin [deleted] says:

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adorable
It's under a large wine glass, over 9cm in diameter
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neil.t.franklin [deleted] says:

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cute
It's under a large wine glass, over 9cm in diameter
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neil.t.franklin [deleted] says:

I have another one living behind my fire, very shy but very big, so big you can here it walking across my carpet...honest!
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Paul Dooley says:

spider in water jug by Paul Dooley

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Paul Dooley says:

Spider in a water jug.....
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LOFTY CHRIS KING says:

Spider with eyes too big for It's belly
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LOFTY CHRIS KING says:

Hi I don't know how to post my picture on this page but if you click on my name it should POP up as It's the only picture I have on Flickr It's a picture of a little spider eating a big spider in It's web.
I also have a picture of a daddy longlegs eating a big spider. my little sister called the big spider harry she let it live in her room and one day when she went to check on him he was tangled up in the daddy longlegs's legs. Is this normal for a (daddy longlegs) don't know the correct name for this spider to eat a big spider??
I will try to up load the picture of this event.

Thanks Chris king from dover
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ScottishCraig says:

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Lovely big spider in my daughters bedroom in Newton Abbot - she's only just stopped screaming!!
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LittleYellowCook says:

spider
Amazing looking 'spider?'
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tauraco leucotis says:

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Hmmm....Does this count?!?!! :)
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taylorbritt says:

Not a very good pic but taken yesterday in a house at Camber sands East Sussex.



FRED2011
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Tigereagle says:

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This is was a big fella!!!
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Crestyhunter says:

Damn spiders are getting big! by Crestyhunter


Ok I know it ain't a house spider but imagine this living under your bed! :-)
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roodles57 says:

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fishandsnap says:

Not photoshopped in a beer glass with tape measure under the glass. I hope one photographed in late August is OK ?

For the BBC Autumn Watch Survey #1

For the BBC Autumn Watch Survey #3

One of the larger specimens I have seen and the biggest I have photographed, hence why I took scale shots, even though this thread had not been started.
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23popstar87 [deleted] says:

spider
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23popstar87 [deleted] says:

5/11/11


Found outside by back door in orpington
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nosily says:

IMG_0108 by nosily


Found lurking behind very old boxes in the garage
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XStaysee says:

Heres mine and my dads input!

SDC19373

SDC19375

SDC19376

Location is South Devon, all three are of the same spider, take your pick of the pics!

Stacey Craft and my dad Gary Craft
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QueenInk says:

Biggest house spider? by QueenInk

Yeah it's not real, but it's my house spider :D
Kelly Moon - Huddersfield.
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Bob&AngieCarter says:

The largest spider in UK with Fern our red cocker. Made by Topiary Art Design in Pakenham, Suffolk.
Chris has been in this field rubbing his legs !!
Steve kindly gave me permission to enter this photo.
PLEASE, PLEASE SHOW THIS PICTURE ON tv !!


Fern and Monster
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