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Tuesday, September 14 2010

I was sweeping the floor yesterday when I spotted this:

  EEEEKKKKK!!!!!  When you're moving quickly and the room is dark, this looks like a giant spider!  (shudder)

Then I remembered this:

  Rugback sheep

When I sheared the rugbacks, I tossed the rugs on the floor in my study. Every time Border Collie gets into my office, she picks a little bit of the rug off and carries it around like a toy. 

Satisfied that this monstrous "spider" was a actually a stray piece of stringy wool, I reached down to pick it up. But something, . . . Something . . .  made me pause.  Thomas Magnum on Magnum P.I. used to call it his "little voice."  Well just as I was about to snatch up that piece of wool, my little voice of caution screamed, "Wait! Turn on the light first!"

So I did.

                                                     Oh . . . My. . . Gosh . . . 

That does NOT look like a piece of stringy wool!  It looks like a giant crunchy spider!

It IS!  IT IS!!!!  It is a giant spider!!!!  And a little one too!  and some dog hair . . . .  .  (Please ignore the dog hair.)  I almost picked this up with my bare fingers!!!!  The very thought of it made me shudder and do the "spider shuffle."   This is a move whereby the shudder starts at the tip of your fingers and like a giant wave it moves up your arm to your shoulder where you then begin flicking your hands and dancing in place saying "Eeeewwwwww! 

You are welcome for that mental picture.  Have a nice day.

The moral of this story is . . .  turn on the lights when you sweep!

Posted by: forensicfarmgirl AT 10:07 am   |  Permalink   |  7 Comments  |  Email
LOL...Each morning when Belle comes back in the house, she gets her knotted sock and drops it at Hubby's feet for a quick tug-of-war game. He never looks, just reaches down and picks it up to shake at her. One morning, it wasn't the sock. It was a very fresh dead squirrel. That was the morning I discovered he really CAN scream like a little girl....LOL Ya, that spider would probably make me scream like a little girl.....
Posted by Diane I. on 09/14/2010 - 10:53 AM
Really? You watch maggots crawl in and out of folks, and spiders give you the willies? DId you note that the big, dead spider has a little, dead spider as a friend? If you happen to find yourself at my blog, please note that I give fair warning when I'm going to post pictures/stories of spiders.
Posted by CeeCee on 09/14/2010 - 02:33 PM
Ewwwwww you just gave ME the spider shuffle..and shiver, gag, willies. I HATE crunchy spiders! Any kind of spider actually....YUCK!
Posted by Carolynn on 09/14/2010 - 03:09 PM
Awww man! CeeCee that's colddddddd! (hehehe) Actually, I'm not a freakazoid about spiders if I'm 'prepared' to see them. I don't like to TOUCH spiders. (I don't like to touch maggots either!) Hey, send me a link to your blog! Diane, tell your husband that I would have freaked if I'd tossed a dead squirrel thinking it was a dog toy. (grooooossssss) Carolynn, thanks for sharing the Ewww Factor!
Posted by forensicfarmgirl on 09/14/2010 - 04:53 PM
Here's a link to my blog. In all honestly, I'll admit that accidentally picking up a spider (dead or alive) would make me scream. I've done it with a scorpion, thinking it was dead grass the dogs brought in.
Posted by CeeCee on 09/17/2010 - 02:11 PM
WE have BIG bu@#$!rs here called hunstsmen. Related to bird spiders I think. They are harmless but make a good show. I usually catch them in a big jar and put a cardboard lid over the catch. They are then recycled to the verandah. I have had them in the car. INTERESTING. Also had one run up my skirt years ago. It was also very INTERESTING. Put huntsmen spider into google.
Posted by Liz on 09/18/2010 - 08:41 PM
Posted by forensicfarmgirl on 09/18/2010 - 09:24 PM

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