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I'm pretty sure 911 isn't supposed to be used for this.

According to, an Oregon teenager called 911 on Wednesday with a "ridiculous question:" She wanted to know what she should do after finding a big spider on her couch.

"I'm home alone and there is a giant spider on the back of my couch, and I'm talking giant. I've never seen a spider this big and I have no idea what to do," she told the slightly perplexed dispatcher, according to 911 records.

The girl said the spider was about the size of a baseball and police actually went to her house to check it out. As it turns out, a baseball is smaller then we all thought. The spider was only about two inches in diameter and was taken care of with a rolled-up newspaper.

At least the girl had a good reason for calling: Her mother was bitten earlier in the week by a poisonous spider.


Carter Nacke, Web Content Editor -

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