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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Panic Post Email

To: My Panic Everyone List

Subject: FW: Watch out for this spider - Please don't delete.

Dear HFAO friends,

I just got an email, below, on my computer from a life time mate, Bob Spooner, warning me about a new spider infection that is spreading across Australia.

No it is not of the computer variety that crawls over your operating system. It is the biological kind where the spider crawls over your hand and infects you with a bite.

Being a fantastic bloke who cares about others he asked me to pass it on. Can’t be too careful he says with his codicil , “whatever bit that thumb is nasty, even though was probably a hoax email”

The good news is , Yes it is a hoax, But the unscrupulous opportunists who feed of confusion are making money selling fumigation services to little old ladies not worldly enough to spot the incredibility .

Despite the email carrying the hallmark signs of a hoax, Australian Museum experts have taken calls from worried residents across the country who believe they have found one of the spiders in their homes. "People are panicking. One couple had already ordered their house to be fumigated when they called us,'" museum naturalist Martyn Robinson said

Read more: http://www.news.com.au/news/gory-spider-bite-email-fools-aussies/story-fna7dq6e-1111118166737#ixzz2J3tAettk

The best advice I got when I showed this to a another mate was to keep taking my anti-paranoia pills and have more time enjoy life.

(Hope to catch up soon Bob…)

Cheers

Gordon

From: Mary & Bob Spooner
Sent: Saturday, 26 January 2013 1:19 PM
To: Mary & Bob Spooner
Subject: FW: Watch out for this spider - Please don't delete.

Probably a hoax email but whatever bit that thumb is nasty

Subject: Watch out for this spider - Please don't delete.

Please note - some of the photos are far from being pretty !!!!!

Watch out for this spider - Please don't delete.. forward to everyone
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This is a new known spider, so please take note 
Has been found all over Eastern Aust and heading to WA. 
Looks similar to a huntsman.
This spider is in all states so watchout. 
Not a good look!!


Please take note of this spider - it is very dangerous. 
Please warn kids and send to every one you know to alert them as well! 
This spider is breeding at a rate of speed and is found in more and more houses!!!!

Please ensure all the family takes a good look at this spider..........

maybe some should not look at the photos of the person who got bitten on the thumb and the end result.......

but  take note of what the spider looks like.  If it looks like a huntsman and you are not sure..........

unfortunately, but for your safety's sake........KILL IT!!!!

Spider
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Day 5 
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Day 6 
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Day 9 
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Day 10 
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Watch out for this SPIDER: 
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This is important -please do not delete until you have forwarded it on to anyone here in Australia that you know!!!
This info re a new spider from  RED CROSS !

 

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