1 December 2007

5 in a week

two in the car

three in the house

I hate huntsman season.

18 comments:

Badger said...

Okay, well I had to google that, and if you're talking about the spiders (as opposed to the chemical company) then I am officially CREEPED THE HECK OUT. We have tarantulas here in Texas but they are pretty rare and never come in the house.

Of course, now that I've said that, you know what will happen, don't you? Argh.

sueeeus said...

Oh dear. Like Badger, I had to google it and YIKES. There will be no such things lurking come February, will there? Oh DEAR.

jillie said...

Okay, it took me a little longer to catch on because I live in a Huntsman state: a Huntsman governor, Huntsman Cancer Center, Huntsman philanthropist, Huntsman Chemical. I have to admit though, the spider is the worst. Good luck!

bluemountainsmary said...

Yes living in the mountains we get them in our cars too!

Oh good grief they freak me out

BabelBabe said...

ew ew ew ew ew ew ew.

As we are in the midst of HUNTING season here, that's where my brain went - it's a toss-up: big furry spiders, or idiots with guns. Hmmmm.

Lazy cow said...

I'd take your five huntsman over ONE cockroach any day. How DARE they think they can come to Melbourne, what are we: the new Sydney?

Stomper Girl said...

The house I can just cope with, in the car would make me crash.

blackbird said...

Well, it's a good thing everyone else cleared this up.
I can pretend I knew what you were talking about.

ThirdCat said...

I watched a baby one on the window of my garrett catch two flies the other day. I quite like them. Not on me, obvs, but nearby is fine.

SharonH said...

Eeeeeeeekkkkkkkk.... They seem to fill a room don't they... They love to stand 'guard' over doorways - especiallly toilet doorways...
We also seem to have an influx of cockroaches - just when you think you have killled the last one another scuttles across the floor...

fiveandtwo said...

I like them! According to Densey Clyne (backyard wildlife lady) you can feed them - a moth held in tweezers, for instance. They'll also climb in and out of a glass of water for a drink. I havn't tried these things, mostly I have to catch them and take them outside.
I like snakes too.

h&b said...

I'm kinda with Lazy Cow in the fact i'm not impressed with discovering cockroaches on THIS side of town ... but I wouldn't swap them for the huntsmen from YOUR side of town ...

I simply don't want either.
Thanks very much.

Jodie said...

eeeeeeeeeeeeekkkkkkkkkkk

Dy said...

mmm, my daughter has had two in her car recently too. They are just plain BIG aren't they. I like them from a distance as long as they are outside and they don't make their flippin web right where I'm going to walk through it with my face!

Melanie said...

Like Lazy Cow, I will *gleefully* take your huntsmen over my cockroaches. Blech.

Hmmm. commenting seems to have changed so that now I can't include my (non-Blogger) URL? Seems that's Blogger-wide now. How strange, and v.annoying.

Lindi said...

We get lots of them, both in the house and in the car. Recently had one trapped in the car and it had babies. We flicked out and relocated hundreds of them. Seemed like that anyway. We've still got some running around the car, but they're a lot bigger now. I just carry a jar in the front to catch and release them.
We also have beautiful orb weavers in our yard, especially in our liquidamber tree in front of the house. I just learn where they spin at night, relocate really difficult ones, and avoid the rest.
I love feeding and naming the orbs closest to the house.
I know, I'm a bit weird... but they really are fascinating and beautiful!

Kim said...

Shudder.

Shuddershuddershudder.

Cue whole body writhing motion.

The thing is, the huntsmen kill/eat the cockroaches which is a good thing.

Give me snakes anyday.

Lindi, I'd be selling that car and never ever getting back in it again. We had three spide baby explosions in our house a few years back and it has taken me the subsequent years to get over it.

ludwiglk said...

oh. I went where babelbabe did- it is hunting season here, and couldn't figure out whether you had stray hunters or stray buckshot, and then I googled. I went and looked. should not have. not afraid of our spiders here (mostly- a couple of exceptions- recluse and black widow excepted, but they are rather rare where I live) but am adding these to my list. UGH.