Monday, June 28, 2010

Arachnaphobia

Get a load of this beauty! This is what I saw my dog sniffing on the patio of my new house. Wade and Connor said they had seen one the night before but didn't know what it was. It looks like a scorpion without its stinger. They are called Sun Spiders and they are nasty. According to my bug guy (yah, I called the next day!) they aren't poisonous, their bite just hurts like non other. And according to wikepedia they can get up to 4.5 inches (leg span) although snopes says up to 6 inches! My little friend was as big as my palm! Isn't that lovely?

So when did you say you were coming to visit?!

5 comments:

Mandi said...

Yikes! Yuck! That thing is frightening!

swissmiss said...

We will come when all these critters are dead. Nice to know they are not full of poison, but no thanks to be bitten anyway. Mosquito bites bother me enough. We can't wait to see your new place, sound so beautiful.

reba said...

OH MY HECK!!!!
Yeah, get rid of those before we come!
Love you!!!

birdmama said...

I'm sure I'd scream and my girls would be climbing the drapes. Holy crap! I guess there are goods and bads to every home. :)

Carolyn Hanson said...

You weren't kidding! I'm at a loss for words! Completely creeped out? Let's start with that...
Stay safe!

Miss and love you!