Sunday, August 31, 2008

There's more than just a chip on MY shoulder!

Last night, I was in the backyard and I noticed my dogs playing with something on the ground. I went to inspect it and bent down to get a closer look. I didn't see it, but I felt it jump on me. I quickly brushed myself off and did not feel it or see it on me anywhere. I decided it must have jumped back off. I stayed outside for a couple more minutes and then went inside. When I got to my bedroom door , I felt it jump off of my shoulder! (Apparently it decided to stick around for a free ride!) Anyway, I looked on the ground at the largest spider I have ever seen! (Next to a taranchula!)

I quickly ran outside and yelled at Michelle for assistance. When she saw it, she decided she wanted to take this opportunity to expand her photography portfolio to include nasty spiders! As I was fetching her camera, he ran under my dresser. Michelle wanted me to help her get it out. I refused. I ran across the street and knocked on the first door that still had lights on in the house. The neighbor that I had retrieved to be my spider hero just happened to be a 4th grade science teacher. The neighbor hero and the crazy photographer captured the spider in MY tupperware! (I am not happy about this situation.)

Michelle took the spider to a remote wooded location this morning and released it back safely into it's natural habitat and more importantly, far, far away from me! I sent an email to for assistance in identifying the monster! I will keep you updated on any information received. Until then, enjoy this photo!


Janice said...

That is very, very creepy!

ashlie said...

I miss you Syd! And, that spider is yuck! I remember having one like that on our front porch when we lived in summit park. I remember being to scared to step on it that I spayed it with bleach. I really hate spiders and seeing that photo might give me nightmares.