Monday, September 17, 2007

Show and Tell


Friday afternoon I came home to find this little critter crawling up the side of my house. So I did what ever good father should. Caught the thing stuck it in a five gallon bucket until I could round up a large jar. Then I sent it off with the kiddos for their show and tell.


For those of you who might not know this is a Texas Brown Tarantula. Long about this time of year they start migrating and are a fairly common sight if you live out in the boonies like me. Contrary to the myths they are fairly harmless, no worse than a bee sting unless you are allergic or something. They do not normally crawl up houses and such but we have had a lot of rain lately and I guess this one was sick of having wet feet. I hate when my feet get wet and I only have two.

8 comments:

Tanya said...

You call that a little creature? Is that what the spiders look like in Texas?

Phats said...

That's one big ass spider and I want no part of it! Bee stings don't exactly feel good ;)

Rocketstar said...

Damn, that is some scary shit

Amanda said...

Argh, I hate spiders. It seems to be "spiders come inside the house now" season in England and this week I've caught 3 big fellas of what they call 'house spiders' here... thick long legs and all, about 3 inches big. There are smaller spindly ones that have come in and like to set up house in the upper corners of certain rooms, I don't mind them because they don't leave their spots... but I hate the roamers!

Amanda said...

I forgot to say, they're aggressive too... little bastards will come right at you when you're trying to catch them.

I also had to dispatch a spider last week trying to make a web on my front door... it was kind of a small thing but it looked like its abdomen was a huge peanut m&m, so disgusting.

angel, jr. said...

When I was in elementary school, I was so fascinated by tarantulas. One of my neighbors told me that you could find them in wood piles. That year I begged my parents to have a fireplace built into our house so we could have a woodpile. It was a no go for my parents.

Shauna said...

Eww, eww, eww! Gross! THIS is what my boys will find entertaining and cool when they're older?? Say it isn't so!

cher said...

wow, have you tried eating them? it loks meaty.

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