14 April 2011

Just as Ugly Dead or Alive

This morning when I lifted the bucket to dispose of the corps of my arch nemesis I nearly jumped across the room.  No he wasn't still alive, but I confess I did expect him to open up one eye, wink at me, and then eat me.  I know, even at 30 I have an active imagination.  I just don't like bugs.  Sue me.


I was going to just sweep him into a dust pan and toss him, but I've had so many requests for a picture I broke down and took one.  I think he's just as ugly dead as he is alive . . . only difference is his hairy legs are curled up instead of sprawled.  So here is, belly up.  Hope it doesn't ruin your supper.

16 comments:

Kim M Heubel said...

Oh Deb, He's so ugly he's cute! Are you sure you wouldn't want to put a collar on one and keep it for a pet! At least on the end of a leash you would know where he is!

Kim Heubel

Ryniakg said...

Ugh!!!!!!!! You poor girl.

Shalini said...

What a hairy beast!!!

Sarah Fountain said...

Thank you so much! This satisfies my curiosity quite well!

Sarah Fountain said...

Oh, and I think it's a species of sun spider (genus Galeodes). Did it ever make a kind of hissing noise?

Cora said...

That thing is huge and really gross!! I am going to be praying more often for u!! I loathe creepy crawlies!!
Btw....love..love...reading ur blog!! U really need to write a book!! Xoxo miss u!!

Deborah Berruti said...

Yes . . . I'm not sure I've been close enough yet to hear it (or maybe I just scream louder than he hisses) but that's the word on the street. His front right leg and back left leg are longer than the others . . . I don't know if that helps.

Deborah Berruti said...

Yeah . . . but I've been thinking, those hairs pick up dust balls . . . maybe I should catch a few in a jar, gas them, and drop them under my fridge as they're dying . . . might clean it out nicely!

Sarah Fountain said...

I'm not a specialist in arachnids, but the big, stinkin' hairs all over the body looked like a photo of a sun spider from the Wikipedia article on arachnids. The identifying feature that I hadn't heard you mention was a kind of hissing noise. They don't actually hiss. The sound is made similarly to how crickets chirp. If it's any comfort to you, sun spiders are not venomous.

Megan Schell said...

Oh my God Deb, I am going to have nightmares. I will pray for a husband for you that finds a thrill in fighting massive beasts like this. I had to cover up the picture to be able to read the text! It's an alien from another planet. Oh my God (and other inappropriate expletives).

Deborah Berruti said...

HA HA HA!!!!! I'm wetting my pants (and other inappropriate expletives)!!

Barb said...

Pretty ugly dead. Ugly AND scarey alive! See him roaming free; see him captured!

Shal said...

Ha! In my next package I'll have to send you a feather duster so that you won't feel tempted!

Deborah Berruti said...

AuntieBarb . . . I think I'm going to have nightmares!!

Seth Montgomery said...

that would be a sight i would love to see... a Midjin Kunama on a leash. Ha! Thanks, Kim, I needed that laugh.

Ekim025 said...

Oh No Deb, you have killed Fred!