This morning I went to open the shower curtain in the bathroom and my hand nearly grabbed this uninvited fellow.
I don't know how these things get into my house, but they certainly do. Of course I had to grab my camera and get a few shots.
I'm not sure what kind of spider this is, but think it may be a Wolf Spider, which are not poisonous. (I don't think) I am not afraid of spiders as a rule, however when they are in my house and I nearly shake hands with them, I can get a bit emotional.
A few years ago my 122 pound mastiff/shepherd mix dog was resting in front of the fire when he saw one of these making a bee-line in his direction. He didn't waste any time getting out of the way.
When I smacked this visitor with my flyswatter it came flying straight at me. I'm not a screamer, usually, however I sure let out an ear piercing screech and sprung a leak as it landed at my feet.
My little dogs ran for their life as I managed to scoop the deflated spider onto the swatter and flush it.
The moral of this story is exactly what my daddy tried to teach me all my life, "Watch what you're doing Bev!"
Oh yes, did I mention that the earring is two and a half inches long? |