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Tonight [Aug. 17th, 2005|11:16 pm]
Peter Sheil
Well that was an exciting break. I was typing away on my laptop, sitting on my bed, when out of the corner of my eye I saw a movement on the floor by the door. After moving some things around so I could actually see what it was I discovered a huge spider ... about 3 inches across!

Now I normally just take spiders out - they are good things to have and eat flys and other things, but this one was bigger than I wanted to touch. I didn't have a glass or anything I could see to catch it under. What was I to do?

I found an envelope and, at the second try, a supermarket plastic bag without a hole in the bottom. Then I used the envelope to herd the spider around ... up the wall in a gravity defying way until I gave gravity a help and it fell into the bag. Then all I had to do was keep shaking the bag to stop it climbing out and head for the front door, turning lights on along the way so I could see if it was escaping. I was barefooted so walking over the front mat was a bit like crossing a bed of nails :) When I got outside I shook the bag ... nothing ... so I shook it again ... still nothing. Finally I tilted the bag over slowly and the spider plopped out and scuttled away over the lawn.


Right, off to bed now.


[User Picture]From: petersheil
2005-08-18 08:22 am (UTC)
well I don't like killing them, even the big ones. I almost did 'cos at first I couldn't work out how to catch it. Yeah for latteral thinking!

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[User Picture]From: peaceful_fox
2005-08-18 08:28 am (UTC)
That's why I have Kevin - he catches them for me and puts them outside.

Well, it's not the *only* reason I have Kevin. ;-)

(he catches bees for me too)

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