I know we're not the only ones at the moment experiencing bloody mahoosive spiders, but I had to share this one that we caught running across my son's bedroom the other night. (This is the 3rd such massive spider in recent weeks - where do they come from? How do they get so big without being seen before they've grown to Titanic proportions?
Anyone who knows me is aware of my inherent fear of spiders. I hyperventilate (even when I'm trying to be brave around the kids) at the mere sight, especially of a big one like this. Even Will found it a bit daunting to catch. I could only get the camera out after I knew the jar was firmly sealed.
If it were left to me, this fella would have either been
b) Sucked up in the Hoover and the bag emptied into the wheelie bin.
There is NO WAY I'd have caught it and let it out in the front garden. I told him to go at least to the end of the street to free it, but he was having none of my instructions. Bad hubby!
Check the hairy legs out... it has longer, thicker, blacker hairs than a female German shot-putter! And look at the size of those pincer thingies on it's ass!!!!
This jar is over 3 1/2" in diameter which just gives you an idea of the size of the hairy little bugger!
Night all, don't let the spiders bite! ;-)