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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!
15th-Feb-2005 09:13 pm (UTC)
I think I speak for everyone who has a bit of Ron's boggart running through their veins when I say, "AGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!"
15th-Feb-2005 11:35 pm (UTC)
Oh, believe me, I used to be completely phobic about spiders! But when you have one of these BIG huntsmen in the car with two babies... well, you can't abandon the car as you might once have done. ;~) You have to deal with the spider. :~P
So, between that and gardening (where there's literally a RedBack under every rock), I learned to get over my fear.
Plus, one day while gardening, I disturbed a nest and all these baby huntsmen poured out of it. Weeny white things the size of your little fingernail. I was completely freaked (as were most of the spiderlings who fled as fast as their weeny legs would carry them) until one of them THREATENED me. Took up a defensive stance and waved its weeny forearms menacingly at me! I just about fell over laughing. Such audacity! Such bravery! From something so SMALL! I haven't been phobic about spiders since.
That's not to say I want them in my immediate space either. I certainly didn't enjoy towelling myself dry with one!! O.o
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