Tuesday, June 30, 2009

New Friend....Not

It is a good thing that I am not the one in the family that hates spiders because this dude decided to take a little cruise out from the side of my desk while I was here on the computer earlier and at first I just saw it out of the side of my vision and thought it was our cat...then I remembered that she was outside so I looked to see and he was just hanging out next to the office trash can.

Of course, I can't let something that big crawl around in my house while I am sleeping so I had to get the Raid out and kill it but at least it didn't give me the heebie jeebies like it would have someone else I know.

Anyhow, this guy had a pretty decent wingspan so I tried to spread him out a bit after he was dead and put the thumbtack in there for perspective. He was easily 3 inches from leg tip to leg tip if not a bit bigger than that. This is the second big one like this I have seen in or near the house this week....must be spider season again.


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Heather said...

YIKES! I don't think I'd have stayed as calm as you about that. I found a small (2") centipede the other day and was able to calmly get it into a napkin and the toilet. It's a good thing there were kids in the house; otherwise I'd have flipped out. (I try really hard not to freak out about bugs and such around my kids. Don't want them getting complexes.)

Haha said...

I guess we both know who the Spidey Cat is don't we? I remember that we could not persue our Geocache because of a big spider, remember?

sourpuss said...

OH.MY.GOD. I would have died. I'm totally scared of/freaked out by spiders and that one is just about the creepiest thing I've ever seen.