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Living next to the woods

Just after school today, Lindsey was about to leave to go to her physical therapy appointment, when she pointed out a big tarantula on the outside of our living room window. CREEPY! Here's a closer shot of the spider. I took the ruler to measure it and it's about 3.5 inches long, less than half the size of the nasty giant red-headed centipede that I encountered INSIDE the house last summer.
Living next to the woods, we get all kinds of wildlife, so these creepy crawly things come with the territory, literally. Time to call for pest control! Sorry about the unpleasant image--I'll be sure to post something different soon. I just wanted Kelly to see what he's missing. Why do I get these uninvited guests when he's out of town? He's in California until Thursday.

Comments

Robin said…
You can always call me if you need tarantula control. As long as it's not rodents or long red things, I can probably handle it.
Madison said…
Oh, that is horrifying! I hate bugs and arachnids. Good grief. I wouldn't be able to handle it. I can do snakes and lizards and even mice, but definitely not bugs.
Oh man...that is the part of Texas we DON'T MISS!
Jessica said…
creepy! I hate spiders....
Kelly said…
So do I, Jess. I've had the creeps all day and keep feeling like I need to not leave anything on the floor, like a purse or anything that a spider can crawl into.
Ok. that's creepy. We had some of those in our parking lot last year just cruising along. They were sick and they were all over 620 as well. I haven't seen any since, until your post. At least it's outside!!
Summer Adams said…
Yep, one thing I do NOT miss about Austin (the only thing)....the creepy crawly things!
Amanda said…
All I can say is, good thing your friendly neighbor was on the outside of the window.
Craignlisa said…
EW!! I would have freaked out. I also clicked on your link to the gross centipede you had on your microwave last year, and that really creeped me out. I really don't like anything that is creepy crawly. Here I am upset that a squirrel is eating all my birdfood and you have a huge tarantula on your window! Yuck!
Lynette said…
Creepy, creepy, creepy! The last spider I saw that was that big was when I was in Brazil twenty years ago. I didn't handle it well then and I don't think I've gotten any braver. (Is that a word?) Ewwww!

P.S. Yes, please add my link to your blog....and may I do the same? Texas was home for us for quite a while so I'm reliving it through you :)
Julie said…
EEEWWWWW!!!! I think I would have passed out! I hate spiders! They're just as bad the rats we had (key word = HAD) under our deck this winter. Good thing it was outside though.
The Roberts said…
Kelly, call me weird but I kind of think all the creepy crawlers are cool here. I dont want to roll over in bed and find one with me but it is just different than the East coast.
i.am.dead. did you scream?
Maryanne said…
Oh My HECK Kelly!!! Between that and the giant centipede....I don't know if I could do it!

When we lived in Texas, one afternoon I got a water pitcher out of the cupboard to make some juice. When I went to dump the juice in it I saw that there was a very large scorpian in the bottom of the pitcher! I screamed, then quickly dumped it into the sink, turned on the water and washed it down the drain, and then flipped on the garbage disposal. I can still hear the crunching sound it made! I know, animal cruelty, but it just completely freaked me out!

Ya gotta love Texas!!
Lonna said…
I hate spiders more than I hate going to the dentist. and that is a lot. I don't know if I will be visiting your home anytime soon, nothing personal. Just a really big fear of mine.
Bobbi said…
Remind me again why people live in Texas? Those are seriously SCARY critters!
Yikes! Spiders are the only thing that I am very much afraid of. I'll take a cockroach or a snake any day.
Julie V. said…
Between that and the giant redheaded centipeede you had a while back, I don't know how you keep it together. EWWWW!!!! Our cute little gecko, Quigley would have loved your little intruder.
Lisa said…
OK that is totally creepy!!! I am so super scared of spiders. Even the ity bity ones. I think I'd have to move I saw something like this!

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