Monday, 22 December 2008

Waiting For Christmas Cards

I just popped home today at lunch time to let the dogs out and grab a bite to eat.

Thought I would check the mailbox to see if I needed to pick up any packages from the post office.

Boy was I surprised!!!! This little (well compared to a dog) critter must have been waiting for his/her Christmas packages too. I managed with shaking hands and after 5 attempts to get a decent photo of it and run.

I wasn't sure what it was but have now been informed that it is a Banded Huntsman.

22 comments:

Erika Price Designs said...

OMG Mandy! I'd have been terrified with a capital TTTTT! Are huntsmen the ones that hide under dunny seats and bite you on the rear end?

Chrisy said...

..you did reeeallly well to capture it yourself...maybe it's the rare christmas card eating spider...

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Chrisbeads said...

Glad it was you Mandy and not me. I am not partial to spiders although I can handle the odd daddy-long-legs. Huntsmen are the ones I call on my hubby to handle. He usually gets a glass or a jar and a piece of card and somehow gets the spider into the jar and then relocates it into another part of the garden.

The Lone Beader said...

Yikes! I am scared of spiders! Especially BIG ones! It must have been guarding the mailbox!! :o

Anyways, thanks for finding and following my blog! I really appreciate it. Happy holidays from Boston!

Designing Hilary said...

You be a better woman than I! I would have just run, forget the photo op!

Rose Works Jewelry said...

Yikes! I don't think I would have been able to get the picture >_>

Nicole said...

OH MY!!!!!!!
That is the creepiest thing EVER. I could only hope that I got a VERY big heavy package the day that thing was in my mailbox so maybe it wouldn't be afterward. ICK!!

Nancy said...

Yikes, that is a surprise!

Babette said...

Uggh, that is SCARY and HUGE!

southernscraps said...

OMG. I would have freaked! I hope the rest of your Christmas surprises are better than that one!

Lynne said...

OMG! I'm sure glad that wasn't my mail box! YUCK!

michele said...

I definitely would have freaked out to see that in my mailbox, I guess he's waiting for his Christmas present also. You sure were brave to take pictures.

Leslie said...

Wow!!! I would have pee'd myself then passed out. Thank goodness you found it before the dog, it may have eaten it?

Merry Christmas! :O)

Duni said...

I'm not frightened of spiders, although I must say this one's huge...but sort of fascinating in its own way ☺

Sweetwater Designs said...

that just makes me shudder to see the photo, I don't know if I could've even taken the picture. Huntsmen! oh lordie, the nightmares I'll have!

Jennifer said...

Please tell me that thing is not as huge as it looks. I don't think I could have taken a picture of it... I'd have been too scared that it would leap up and eat me.

Hot Rocks said...

Yikes....creepy! Any spiders hiding in my mailbox would have been frozen solid! Merry Christmas!

NotJustAMom said...

Scary! I would have screamed...and ran.

LoopsDesigns - Sarah Dible said...

That spider is just too much. I think you were very brave.

TiLT said...

um - ewww! brave soul you are...gives me the jeebies just thinking of it pouncing on me - blech!

Lezzymom said...

Oh man I hate spiders. That thing would have sent me over the edge. you are very brave to go back a take a picture. I would probably never get the mail again.