Why I Should NOT Walk to the Mailbox in Slippers

Go ahead, click to enlarge and take a look at his beady eyes!

Sorry, the ole camera didn't have the close-up lens on it, but I think you get the idea. Let's just say that I came so close to stepping on this big ole wolf spider that I jumped a mile high and yelled, to no one in particular since no one is awake out here in the boonies this early in the morn.

The cats were milling about while I tried to snap a few pics, and then Fluff walked right on the freaking spider, which made it curl up and shake its legs (can you say EWWWW??!) and then start running, towards ME of course. I yelled loud enough that even the spider cringed. I kid you not.

See what y'all miss by living in the city??! :-)

18 comments:

  1. You can keep him! I presume he is harmless though

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  2. Okay that does it I am NOT moving to KS - no matter how much it looks wonderful and all the great things u told me - not if u guys have critters like that monster lurking around. Ugh and ugh again! :)

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  3. We always say the spiders out here in the country are big enough to bark. Those Wolf spiders are the scariest ever! -Tammy

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  4. Ewwwwwwwwww...that is some spider!!

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  5. I can so relate to this! In fact in todays post I talked about the snake that I walked right past!

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  6. I met one of those coming in my back door yesterday. I said "Sorry, you shouldn't have come in here" and smacked him with a flip-flop. Then I felt bad for killing him because of how he looked.

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  7. I thought I heard a distant scream this morning way over here in PENNSYLVANIA! You got yourself a set of lungs, I'll give ya that!!
    Those ARE some beady eyes, but I will "take" one of them any day over a snake. Are they poisonous?

    Boots tomorrow, Susan!
    Chester's Mom ;0=)

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  8. I know just where your commin' from. I will go be-bopin' out the door barefoot or wearing flippies to retrieve the mail and am almost always remorseful for that mistake. Too many wild things on the Ponderosa for that.

    Have a wonderful spiderless day!!!

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  9. Glad you didn't step on him. That would've been a shock early in the morning. Just seeing him was bad enough, huh? :)

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  10. Oh dear god, I would have utterly freaked!!

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  11. Ewwww! Better out there than in your house, I suppose! :)

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  12. good gawd! stick a saddle on that thing and enter him in a rodeo! what a monster of a spe-dider! So big he's almost not scary!

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  13. Ewwww. And I thought our Florida spiders were big. I've never spotted them in the grass though. They are always in the trees or eves in their webs. I'm going to have to walk more carefully now.

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  14. That's the biggest freakin' spider I've ever seen outside of a zoo!

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  15. All I can say, is they really grow them big over there. And why?

    I thought ours were huge, oh please don't let anything like that near me.....oh please.

    Yes I am a wuss.


    Jen

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