Lucky You, Internet!

The universe has not turned a deaf ear to my snide remarks about more wildlife in the house, nope not at all. I was sitting here in the living room, wandering the net and waiting hours and hours and hours for the fall color pics to upload over a dial-up connection when a spider the size of a small lemon wandered out in front of the tv, and then over in front of the heater. I had a box with some papers in it sitting by the couch, so I threw that on it. When I picked it back up, it seemed dead but wasn’t mushed, and also, mocking me. I grabbed Scooter’s crate (that I use to hide his food from the others), and threw that on him, stood on it, and then drug it back into its spot under the coffee table. It didn’t leave a streak, so I’m trying not to think about it being stunned and waking up when I threw the crate on it, and getting away before I stood on it. It came from the general area of the entryway, which is where I keep my shoes, so it sounds like I’ll be going barefoot until WH gets home. Also, does this look like a brown recluse to you? (Pardon the blurryness- these were taken from the couch- a safe distance from this huge beast.)

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6 Responses

  1. I’m sitting here at my desk, shuddering.

    Just thought you should know.

  2. I’m bonafide arachnophobic.
    That looks like one of those God-forsaken wolf brown spiders. I think brown recluse are smaller, right? And who the hell knows what a “violin” shape body looks like?

  3. I’m not trying to pick a fight here, but that doesn’t look the size of a lemon.

    Remember: spiders are our friends.

  4. Ok, so you chased it (or it chased you…LOL), trapped it, smushed it, then took pics of it. I’m going to have to come down there, you gotta get out more. πŸ˜› Now, all of that **** given (because it’s what I do), I don’t like spiders either. πŸ™‚

  5. Ignore Lefty, VBC. Spiders are our natural enemies. Men’s shoes, magazines (we don’t want to keep..like Cabelas or Guns and Ammo) and large pieces of wood are designed specifically for killing spiders.
    And that thing is not the size of a lemon. It’s the size of a freakin’ orange!!!!
    I should take pictures of the MILLIONS of Orb spiders living outside here. My husband won’t let me kill them. He says they’re lucky.
    They’re lucky to be alive anyway.

  6. Clink- I know, it was horrible.
    Mandy- Yes, it is a wolf spider.
    Lefty- Sure sounds like you’re tryin’…. πŸ˜‰
    Meghan- Ooh, so if I post about mundane things you will come down and liven me up? *rubs hands together*
    Jennifer- Orb spiders are usually very pretty. I don’t know about lucky, but I tend to admire anything that eats bugs. I just have this whole thing about my house- no wildlife *in* the house. πŸ˜‰

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