Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Crikey, it's a big one!

I woke up this morning, and went to make breakfast, and before I had even put in my contacts, I could see this beauty waiting for me in my living room.
Let's take a closer look.
Thank goodness my Lone Ranger was there to save the day. You're my hero, Shon. I'm not scared of spiders, but I've never had a Huntsman Spider (not to be confused with the Huntsman Cancer Center, which we love) hanging out on the wall.

Here's Shon in action. He used the swat and stomp technique. The spider is no longer with us.

Actually, I live in a zoo. I saw a fruit bat fly past my house last night. It looks more like a flying chihuahua - they call them flying foxes. You're in serious guano if you leave your laundry out for the night - green poop everywhere.

Shon posted about our trip to the zoo. What he didn't mention was the animals we saw that weren't part of the display. The wild turkeys tried to steal our lunch. Kookaburras were in the trees.
And these burley Iguanas were fighting over a lovely female - on the sidewalk. My favorite was in the snake cage - not part of the exhibit.
Don't worry, it's on the other side of the glass. Not that I'm scared or anything.

Please note: No one (besides Steve Irwin, who we adored) says "Crikey" here.


Kimberly said...

I can hear Becki dry heaving as we speak. ugg.

Anthony and Kristie said...

Do you think you can get rid of those things before I come to visit? I am pretty sure I will cry if I find a spider that big in my bed.

Julie said...

Ug!!! I just got the chills-- I hate spiders, even pictures of them!! WOw! What an adventure you are having! I can't stop using exclamation marks!!!

beck said...

Not dry-heaving--passing out.

Angie said...

When we were at the Australian Zoo I had a bird take a dump right on my head. It was the most poop I have ever seen on one person. I was pregnant (didn't know yet) and an emotional mess all around. That did me in. I was crying in the bathroom. Sick in the stall then trying to clean up my hair and shirt and everything else. Bad day. Watch out for all that wild life.