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Spiders Are Everywhere August 18, 2008

Posted by L in Critters, Disgusting, Life, Random.
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The story I am about to tell is true. For those of you who have spider issues, you may want to brace yourself for some heebie-jebbies.

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Last night I was recovering relaxing after a weekend away with the children. I was barefoot, kicked back in my comfy office chair, eating ice cream and watching some on-line movie.

The ice cream finished, I walked into the kitchen to take care of my favorite ice cream spoon and the empty container. I was looking at my Beta fish, wondering if it would make it through the night. This means I was not watching where I was going.

Now, if you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know there are a lot of spiders in my house. I may have mentioned in the past that I have even caught a few scorpions in the house. All but one has been found in the same place. That place being in my kitchen, on the floor, in front of the refrigerator at night.
Relax, last night I did not encounter a scorpion. It is simply a bit of history so that you might understand why one would think that I would tend to watch the floor when walking in there.

Okay, so last night I head into the kitchen with spoon in one hand and empty container in the other. Now, I’m not a girly girl nor am I a tom-boy. I am somewhere in the middle. I am not prone to the “typical girl reaction”. However last night…..

I walked into the kitchen, and under my bare foot I felt something. It felt kind of hard and strange. I figured a child dropped a wrapper or dried bread or something gross like that. Gross because the child did not pick it up. I figured, as I stepped off of it, that I would take care of the floor when I finished what I was doing. I turned to look where I had stepped to see what it was they had left for the cleaning fairy. “It” was moving, quickly. I jumped back, girly like, threw the spoon into the sink and crushed the container in my hand. I did not scream, but I think I gasped as I jumped back!

At first, it looked like a scorpion. “AAAHHH!! I just stepped on a scorpion!” went through my mind. Then I realized that it was not a scorpion at all. No. No I had stepped on a…. are ready for this… a WOLF SPIDER.
The thing that felt strange was probably it’s “hair”. AHHHHHH!

When will I learn?

Yes, I caught it. No I did not take a picture this time.
If you want to see one I have caught in the past (with her egg), there is a photo here and here.
I kindly thanked the spider for not biting me.
This morning I released it across the street.

Why didn’t I kill it?
Well, quite frankly, they crunch when you squash them and that’s disgusting!



1. sweetiegirlz - August 18, 2008

L, we have to talk about your “not killing the spider issues” srsly, kill the spider already!

2. writeableramblings - August 18, 2008

ew! so happy you didn’t get bit! i hate the squish sound too. especially killing palmetto bugs or roaches. yuck! we have black widows here. i have found quite a few. creeps me out everytime. maybe get some spray to kill the spiders. that way you avoid the sound of them being crunched.

3. bluesuit12 - August 19, 2008

Disgusting! As I was reading I could tell where this was going and I had to pause and brace myself. I think I threw up a little in my mouth and I’m pretty sure I would have passed out when I realized what I had done.

4. L - August 20, 2008

WhaaaaaaaaaAaaat? I do kill some. Just not the overly crunchy kind. *shivers with disgust* I can’t stand that feel or sound from a spider! Plus, they are BIG.

Hi and thanks for stopping by!
Thank you for you comment. Quite frankly, I’m glad I didn’t get bit too. I hear that Wolf Spider bites HURT!
Good idea (about the spray) but I probably won’t do that since I have 2 children and a dog that thinks bugs are toys. It’s usually just the big non-poisonous spiders that I “catch and release”. Black widows and Brown Recluses, I show no mercy! lol


Is it wrong for me to laugh when I read your comment? *eh-hm* What I mean is, passing out probably wouldn’t be wise. The spider might come back to see if you are okay. Then you’d wake up with the thing on you!
I hope you stomach is doing better….

5. realworldmartha - September 4, 2008

Okay, where do you live cause I am never going to move there!!!!!! Yikes!!

6. L - September 5, 2008

I could tell you where I live, but to be honest… spiders live other places too.
Part of the problem -here- is that the house I live in is very very old and has not kept over the years. Also, there are no visit from the “Bug Spray People”.

7. realworldmartha - September 8, 2008

That was one of my biggest concerns moving to AZ. I thought oh my I am going to see a trantula. So far so good cause I would be in the hospital or dead.
We don’t spray and don’t have anything..PRAISE GOD!!

8. Narcissus - November 15, 2008

Heh I had one of those, 3 inchers crawl out of my furnace vent. It scared me so badly I had to call my husband home from work. The dang thing RAN at me and heck even the dogs were scared of it, they’re like small tarantulas.

9. L - November 15, 2008

Hi Narcissus and welcome to my blog!
Your husband is a brave man. Mine would have just said “Nu-uh. I ain’t coming home until you take care of it!” He doesn’t like spiders. lol
Wolf Spiders aren’t usually aggressive. Maybe it was a small tarantula?

10. sandrar - September 10, 2009

Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. 🙂 Cheers! Sandra. R.

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