Thursday, September 3, 2009

Mommy spider...and the confused child

Last night we went on a family walk and we came across this spider. The picture doesn't do it justice, but it was HUGE. I have seen tarantulas at zoos and exibits, but this was in the street right beside my house. It was bigger than a 50 cent piece and was disgusting. It as covered with hundreds of babies on its back...and was really neat to watch.
I tried to send Larry back to kill it, since it was so near my house and meant they would likely end up in my yard. Aana had a full melt down...and started quoting my teachings to her, but took them a BIT out of context. "Jesus made everyone and we are ALL special...It has a life and is special is just a Mom trying to take care of her babies just like you..."


katie said...

NASTY!! I hate bugs-we have scorpions if it makes you feel any better. Happy Birthday-BIG 30!!

The MadHatters said...

ewwy! oh my gosh it gave me the chills over here on kimball street. please tell me you sent Larry to kill it anyway.

Dave, Loralee, Emma, & Bree said...

those are BABIES?? NASTY!!!!!

Taz said...

Thanks for posting the picture of the spider. Aana was telling us about the spider on the phone the other night. So Did Larry send the spider-to-spider Heaven, or did Aana put you on a guilt trip??
A similar ting happened to us this past weekend. When we went back to our camp trailer Thursday we discovered that we had a mouse problem. The first clue was a bunch of toilet paper sherared. It was obvious one was making a nest some where in the trailer.
I hate killing them, but they can be so destructive.

Aly G said...

So nasty! Reminds me of when I was little and we caught a spider with babies on his back and put it in a jar with a cotton ball soaked in alcohol, and boy did those babies spread everywhere! Pretty cool pic though!