Really??? A Spider - Awesome???
If you know me well (or even not so well) you will know I'm an arachnophobe of note! I have an abnormal fear of spiders - ABNORMAL I tell you - and I have no shame in saying, that I am instilling that fear in my kids too - Nope I cant even pretend!
My dear husband takes great joy in teasing me with "rescued" spiders that he is removing from the house, usually dangling from his fingers by their creepy thready things....shudder.....
So a few months ago when getting into the car for the school run - something dropped onto the car door!
If I had seen it was a spider I would have run inside the house screaming, leaving the kids to deal with it (don't judge me!).
But it looked like a bug....
Have you ever seen anything like it? Really??
So yes I raced inside, but it was to grab my old camera, so I could have proof of this strange beastie...
The kids and I were fascinated, discussing back and forth if it was a bug or spider.... it had 8 legs after all....
Then it WEBBED..... and dropped down the inside of the car, and we screamed - okay so I screamed and the kids squealed..... and it landed on the ground!
Eew eew...crazy dance ( I looked like I was doing the highland fling) Kids loved it!
We were late for school so I promised the kiddos I would rescue it if it was still there when I got home....
Umm....I may have squashed it in my hurry to
run away get to school!
There was a spidey sized splat when I got back home.....
Of course it was the first thing asked of me when I picked them up 6 hours later! Seriously? They thought about it that long?
But I did research the spider - and it was at least a 2 hour search!
Just before I gave up, convinced it was probably just a bug - I found it....Its a Two Spined Spider
Okay whatever its doing with that spindly black leg (shudder) its freaking me out!
I'm not the only one talking about unusual spiders at the moment either .... check out Debbie's (from Debbiedoos), garden spider. Its cool - but I would not get past the garden gate with that monster residing there!
Sorry Debbie, but I hope you're sleeping with one eye open!!!
Happy Halloween Everybody...
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