Sep 082007

During the summer months, there is frequently a hunting spider of one sort or another around our back door.  If they’re small enough, they’ll even hang out between the door and the jamb (the cool little jumping spider with the neon-green palps and the huge eyes does that a lot).  Not tough to figure out; the eating’s probably pretty good because the bugs are attracted to the lights.

Occasionally one ventures further in.  This one has been in the tray of our living room ceiling for three days now.  It’s been all over up there.  It’s like a pet.  It’s 3/4″ long or so.

Spiders are good guys, so when I find one in the house I generally leave it alone, unless it’s very large (or a black widow of any size, of course).

I’ll probably rescue this one soon and release it outside, as I’m confident it won’t survive venturing down on Lea’s watch.

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  3 Responses to “The arachnid above”

  1. I had a little spider in my tub enclosure last year that I blogged about for a week or so. He just up and disappeared one day, though I really DON’T think it was “down the drain” that he disappeared to – he seemed to really enjoy the back wall of the tub.

    I don’t kill spiders in the house, either, if I can help it. Still, I don’t condone their setting up housekeeping here, either – this is MY space, thank you very much. You, creatures of the bug variety, may live outside…

  2. Off topic. But Indigo Joe’s still has Old Towne on Tap. They are rationing it!

  3. I tend to leave spiders alone, as well. Though I’ve regretfully dispatched a few recently, as Angie is terrified of them. There was one minding its own business in the bathroom trash can last night, and she wouldn’t go back in until I got rid of it. I should have let it go outside instead of washing it down the sink drain. But I was in my underwear, and the neighbors don’t need the sight of me in my undies tapping at a little trash can burned into their collective memories.

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