Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Yikes, I hate these things...............

Ok, is it the season for these critters or what, they are out in full force. This happy little (actually really big) fella was found in the girls bedroom closet. We were just getting ready to leave for the day and Zoie needed a jacket. I went into the closet and openend the door and out of the corner of my eye was this monster of a spider. Naturally I freaked out and got the girls to come inspect it with me. Normally I would have gotten some toilet paper and smashed it together and flushed it down the toilet. NO WAY!!!! First off it by the time I would have gotten it into toilet paper that was big enough to grab it, it would have flooded the toilet. It was the size of my palm no joke. I have never seen a spider that big, let alone in my house, in the closet of my sweet little girls room. So my next approach was the vaccuum I plugged it in turned it on and got the extension hose close to it, there was no way that spider was going into the vaccuum. It was huge and I thought for sure it would climb out of there once it was sucked up. Also I had a fear it was so big it would be to strong for even the suction of the vaccuum to get it off the wall. The things my mind was conjuring up. So that didn't work either. I called Scott and had him come home after a meeting at work to kill it. I couldn't do it on my own I was freaked out. No I'm not normally a chicken, but you put an eight legged freak the size of my hand in front of me I'm runnin. Scott caught it and we tried to feed it flies and bugs but it died anyway. Thank goodness it's gone. We had a good time looking at it and watching the scary thing. The pictures don't do it justice.................Spooky


6 comments:

Shalyse said...

that thing's HUGE! yes...it must be the season, b/c I keep wondering if I'm the only one that see's them crawling around every once in a while! that story's hilarious..nice work Scott! :-)

Matt and Marie Aylworth said...

Thanks for the comment - I can't believe how big your kids are, I haven't even ever seen Talmadge! What a handsome little bugger! Last year we had a spider that looked just like that and for weeks I was looking under everything, shaking everything and super creeped out by any dark places. Somebody at Matt's work was saying there are brown recluse spiders around, so that freaked me out even more! I'm glad Scott is so brave.

geneasand said...

Dear Amber, loved the pictures. How your family is growing. Sandi

Mandi said...

That is nasty! I wouldn't touch it either. We found another scorpion the other day...that's fun stuff too!

Carrie said...

Yikes!! I hate spiders too. That one is enormous. I'm glad you got rid of it. I guess it's time to spray. At least it wasn't a scorpion like at Mandi's!!

Topaza said...

Great work.