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SPIDER! but a very wee one at the moment 
16th-Feb-2005 08:48 am
Owl totem
For those of you who might be interested....

Here's a baby huntsman we have currently living in our kitchen. He's currently about the size of a quarter (and, yes I know how big a quarter is now! Heh) and extraordinarily cute at this stage (as all babies are). He tends to live in one corner, but I've had to move him away as I've been painting (am currently painting the kitchen) because I certainly don't want to kill him. I did try to put my hand beside him in the photo, so you could get some idea of his size, but he had a major panic attack and was running all over the place and I'm sure his wee life flashed before his eyes. ;~P

Hubby named him last night. :~D


Here you can see him on the cornice.


and here's a close up.


We're having a new kitchen put in next week, so I may have to move him. Don't wan't the workmen squishing him by accident!
:~D
Comments 
15th-Feb-2005 02:19 pm (UTC)
that's so cool!
yay! i'm not the only one who doesn't smoosh spiders on sight! :D
my parents -freaked- when they saw me shooing a brown recluse out of the house rather than killing it ded. *sighs*
15th-Feb-2005 02:25 pm (UTC)
What I've read of the brown recluse they are quite dangerous/poisonous though, aren't they?
I'll admit I do kill the poisonous ones. Can't take any chances with 4 kids.
But huntsmen are pretty harmless. And they eat flies, so that's always good. It's just that they're big (size of your hand) and hairy when fully grown, so that can be a tad off-putting. But my hubby usually just catches them in a jar and put them out. :~)
15th-Feb-2005 02:31 pm (UTC)
they are poisonous, yes (in a very nasty way), but we've only had one (it's not their usual territory) and i walked it across the highway to the nature preserve (because i am hopeless like that ;). almost everything i find in the house are harmless. the biggest i've seen was a wolf spider while living in england. very cool but sort of unsettling when it started jumping around 0_o

i wish we had big hairy spiders here. and i'm probably nuts for saying that but they do sound cool. :)
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