Tuesday, October 2, 2007
I have the heebie jeebies!!!
It is Halloween time and I am so excited. It is so fun to decorate, but I don't want to decorate my house with live spiders! We have killed a brown recluse on our front porch and a black widow on the back of our house. Today the little girl I babysit went outside onto the back porch and she came in real fast and said there was a big spider out there. I looked out there and sure enough, there was a huge spider on the wall. I thought it was a tarantula!! When Jared came home he looked at it and we took pictures of it and looked up tarantulas on the internet. This spider didn't look anything like any species of tarantula. So Jared thought maybe it could be a wolf spider. I looked up wolf spiders but they weren't fuzzy like the one on our wall. The head looked similar. I thought about it and I said maybe it was a mother with babies on her back. I found a link that said wolf spider with babies. It is the last picture in this blog. BINGO! That is what was on my wall! It is so creepy! We didn't know what to do. Of course I wanted it gone. My first instinct was to squash it. That was before I knew there were babies on its back. I just couldn't kill a mom with babies so I told Jared to catch it and take it off our property. He put it in a gladware container. Now, where should we take it???? I had an idea... Jared took it to Megan's school!!! How fun! The office ladies were grossed out and intrigued at the same time. I mean, how often do you encounter a huge spider with hundreds of babies on its back? The ladies said the 5th grade science teacher would love it. I am glad we found a good place for her. I just hope we don't see anymore spiders on our house. YUCK! The third picture down from here, Jared took looking down at the spider and if you enlarge it you can see the spider's eyes and some of the babies eyes! I keep getting the heebie jeebies! EWWW!!!