Tuesday, September 18, 2012

I'll See Your Spider, And Raise You....

I didn't particularly care for the arachnid I found in my closet
I thought he was disgustingly, stomach-churningly huge!
Then...Gypsy found this fellow:

Do you see him? 
He is easily twice the size of the critter in the closet!
(I apologize for the less than wonderful photo.
I had to grab Mr. Dreamy's phone - and his
phone doesn't do that great a job of taking pictures!)


I learned something new this weekend.
I learned that tarantulas can be found in southern Colorado.
It seems that males, after 7-10 years,
develop long legs and abandon their burrows
to seek female companionship. 
The males are on the move in the cool of the day
from late summer to early fall.

Bleeech!






7 comments:

  1. Did I already say yuck yuck yuck? Because yuck! I can't stand anything with more than 4 legs :)

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  2. Now that is a huge spider..a yucky one:(

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  3. OMG, that looks way to big to my usual "step on em"!

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  4. I think spiders are kind of fascinating. I don't want them in my closet though, but I usually scoop them up in a cup and relocate them outside. Glad Gypsy didn't find that 2nd spider in your closet!

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  5. Yes, we have them here too. Thanks to my friend Rachael, who has all kinds of critters, including a tarantula, I have slowly overcome my not so nice feelings about these guys. I hope you are enjoying The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating.

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  6. I have found a lot of spiders in the basement of our new house. I shake out my shoes everytime I go to put a pair on!

    Cindy Bee

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