Posted by: cgross1 | February 11, 2011

Holy Leaping Spiders, Batman!

So yesterday morning I went outside to wash some dishes, and saw this big spider sitting on the ground about 20 feet away from the door to my house. And me being me, I said to myself, “It’s getting warm outside, he’ll probably stay out here and be on his merry way.” So I didn’t step on him. These displays of niceness always come back to haunt me for some reason.

So I went to work and came home that evening at around 6:00, so it was already pretty dark outside. So I’m making dinner, just kind of doing my thing, and then I see the little bugger plastered to the wall in the main room in my house. So now I have a big problem.

Something you should know about spiders here – they have taken up the pastime of aerial acrobatics in the form of long and deceivingly quick leaps. I found this out in a rather unpleasant way when one sprang at me from the corner of my house as I was sweeping it out a few weeks ago. I have no idea if they bite or are poisonous, which I should probably find out…

So anyway, the next twenty minutes consisted of me chasing this leaping leviathan around my house – I would try to hit him with my thankfully long-handled broom (which is really hard in the dark), and he would leap (usually at me), then I would jump backward, see where he landed, and repeat the process. I finally managed to hit him, though I don’t think I killed him, and I swept him out of my house. I spent the next twenty minutes putting everything I had knocked over back where it belonged. Fun fun!

Anyway, one thing I can say for sure – I will be glad to be back in two years to a place where spiders keep to scuttling, and refrain from taking to the air!

Until next time,

Christie

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Responses

  1. LOL! That’s so funny! Awesome story!
    Hopefully they aren’t poisonous but definitely find out!

  2. Where did my comment go? lol! Anyway, this made me laugh! I hope you don’t have anymore unexpected 8-legged visitors. Actually, make that all critters with more than 4…I’m sure those camels are always welcome 🙂


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