That is a spider we spotted in our barn - one of the biggest I saw in natural environment.
Curiously, the biggest spider I ever saw in natural environment was not in the countryside, but outside my window in the city - it was so big that I even took a photo. It's the numbers that are a problem for me in the countryside, not the size and not even outside but inside my grandma's house lol They come out at night and crawl on the walls... ;/ Every time I wake up at night or I can't sleep when it's hot during summer and go downstairs to the kitchen to get some water I have to pass by walls in the corridor covered with dozens of crawling spiders. It's like a scene out of a freaking horror movie lol They also sit on walls in the kitchen. Fortunately those are usually the ones that I'm afraid of less - little balls with long thin legs. I can even sit near the wall with them around, because they usually stay on the walls. It's those big, dark "tarantula-like" looking ones that freak me out the most.
I caught it with my bare hands
Eww... I wouldn't be able to that ;// I would have to use a glass.. You know, it's not that I hate them so much that I want to kill them or sth lol It's just the surest way of getting rid of them without them crawling or jumping on me ;/
wasn`t easy coz they are fast.
Yes, that's one of the things that freak me out about those bigger ones.
Pawian, is it in your case really a phobia or are you simply afraid of a shark attack? Because being afraid of a shark attack isn't a phobia, it's logical. Phobias aren't logical - I know that those spiders can't hurt me, so it makes no sense. For example, I'm not afraid of snakes. Some of them are pretty and they're smooth and shiny, etc.
Btw, in case you haven't seen it and you'd be interested in watching - there's going to be a "shark attack film" on TVN this evening - "Podwodna pułapka" ("47 Meters Down") at 22:35. (From now on I'll probably be thinking about you every time I see a "shark attack film" on TV ;D)