Friday, 9 January 2009

This Is Not Funny!!

Only 2 weeks ago we had the Huntsman in our mailbox. Now we get home from work, dish up our yummy chinese and this one is sitting on the kitchen ledge. Yes! IN MY HOUSE. This is soooo not funny any more.Barry put a teaspoon gingerly next to it so you could see the size. Just look at the size of it and it's hairy legs.
I actually took about 10 photos of this spider and only 2 came out not blurred. OMG I could see it looking at me and was scared it would jump on me.

47 comments:

Leanne Lonergan said...

Mandy...I used to live in an old house surrounded by bush and farms. These guys were everywhere. I used to quiver and shake and the kids would scream when we saw one. After a couple of years though we didn't even bat an eyelid...they really are quite good at getting rid of a lot of other bitey things!
But the kitchen bench is a bit rude!!!!

planettreasures said...

Very cheeky, but at least it was out in the open.
I hate them when they are in the car.

Bobishi said...

It wants your chinese... or to suck your blood... whateverit will take either of the two options:)

Heli Chick said...

Eeewwww!!! I'm sooo scared of spiders. I don't know what I would have done! There was one on the car (outside luckily) on my way to the Blue Mountains the other day, and my colleague kept laughing at me, because every time it moved, I squealed like a girl!!! Glad it was you and not me!!!

Pam said...

Yuck! I don't mind spiders being around because I know they get rid of other bugs, which I also do not like in my house! But I really don't want to see them! (Maybe you should get a cat.... my cats would eat it!)

KAT said...

OMG! That thing is worse looking now than in the last post, the mailbox thing was enough for me, but now it's in the kitchen??

I seriously don't think I could live there if they had spiders this big! I am so petrified of spiders, and we only have smaller ones (and not hairy) here in Massachusetts.

I'm proud of you for getting the photos though, I couldn't have done it!

Take care,
Kat

shydub said...

hope that spider is history now. that is not a nice looking spider looks scary. i used to play spiders that lives in leaves or trees but not like that hairy spider.

Hot Rocks said...

Oh poor you! I would have thought that after the mailbox incident, the spiders would have left you alone for awhile!

CuteBoo said...

OMG - I never saw a soider like this...I guess,we don´t have them in Germany..or??

Waffle said...

Brrrr... -shudders- I hope it's not poisonous! -double shudders-

feefifoto said...

EGAD! Is that thing real??!! I'd have to move out of the house if I made eye contact with one of those guys.

Judith Johnston said...

Oh that is way too creepy for me, can they run fast?

Dragonblogger said...

Spiders, ech, try living in my neck of the woods where I find 3-4 scorpions per month and they run after you feet to sting you with wicked tails. Most are as big if not bigger than that spider.

Soul Mates 95 said...

I am not even a person who is usually scared of spiders but that one scares me to death! haha

The Fitness Diva said...

Awww....he's kind of cute! Very impressive, even! I guess I'm the only one that likes spiders!
Don't hurt him, though...
Hopefully you can get him out of your house and back into the yard. ;)

Rose Works Jewelry said...

Creepy!

Sharkbytes said...

I don't know that spider. Where in the world are you?

Lynne said...

EEEWWWWWWWWWW! I'd be calling the exterminator PRONTO! I can deal with bugs and spiders outdoors, I don't like them, but I can deal with them. Once their in the house it's a whole new ball game!

Triz Designs said...

OMG!!!! I would move!!!! :-) after having lost my voice from all the screaming... and I don't mind spiders, as long as they are not hairy! :-)

Beadsme said...

We knew when we moved to Australia that we will be in for a shock from their critters.
These Huntsman are not supposed to be poisonous but I have been told that a bite from one feels as though you have been hit by a hammer.

Shelly said...

I don't do spiders and the size of that one would surely have me contemplating a move.

LizzyT said...

That is exactly one of the things I am not looking forward to when we move to Australia!

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Sweetwater Designs said...

oh jeez Mandy..that just makes me cringe to look at it, you would be scraping me off of the ceiling if I saw that in my house.
In fact, I'd probably let him have the house..haha

TiLT said...

AAAHHH!!!! nothing further needs to be said..except maybe BLECH!

gemma said...

oh my life I'm scared just looking at the photo's, i would probably wet my pants if it was in our house! If it was in our house though I wonder if hubby would be man enough to deal with it or make me do it as usual.hmmm

Abi said...

Oh... My.. Just... Oh.

Thank goodness I live in the UK. Our spiders don't tend to get anywhere near that big! I'd have wet myself!

Dog Health said...

Poisonous or not is of no consequence to me. So telling me "it can't hurt you" (as sooo many people do) is absolutely meaningless to me. I don't care whether it can hurt me or not. Just get it away from me!!! Now!!! (Yeh, I know, I have a phobia and I need to deal with it. - but while there is someone to kill that spider for me, I can't bring myself to face my fears!

Jennifer said...

Don't send a cat after it like someone suggested... I think that thing would eat my cats!

I would move. IMMEDIATELY. Maybe I'd send someone back for my stuff. That gives me the heebie jeebies... I get freaked out enough by the (comparatively) TINY garden-variety spiders that show up in my apartment.

Dharma Designs said...

OMG - it looks scary!!! I HATE spiders!

Cher said...

I would have died.....right there!

jealousydesign said...

So cute :)
Ok ok I can understand that it cant be fun to find them in your house.

MySweetThree said...

EEEKK!! Can you hear me screaming from all the way over here? I think I would have fainted! lol

tahtimbo said...

That is just creepy! I do not like spiders, Sam I am and this just registered a 10 on the EEWWW meter. Question, are they poisonous?

Be Jeweled By Candi said...

That is one scary looking spider! Gives me the hibee jibees

Angelika said...

Oh my goodness!!!!!!!! I could not have stood there taking pictures of a spider that big. I'd have been pounding it with my meat tenderizer, LOL.

NovaS said...

That's freaky scary, i hate spiders that's definitely huge.... good thing its dead

michvanetta said...

OMG is that thing real?
I would totally freak if I saw that around my place, and not much scares me ;)
xx

Body Natural Soap said...

That is one ugly Spider. He really looks menacing

april said...

ugggg!

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Cashmere said...

I have never seen a spider this fat, big & hairy in my life before... except on TVs of course.. what more in my house.. I'll scream if I ever see this even if it's far away from me..lol!

Waterrose said...

Oh...Oh...that is really scary looking...I'll keep my coyotes.

cipta said...

Wow.. it's cool, have a nice day Friend.

Deb DiSalvo said...

OMG - I got the heebie-jeebies looking at that thing - hope not to have nightmares!!!!! And here I am planning on visiting my brother who lives in Sydney this year and now all I hope is not to run into these things when I'm there! Can you tell I'm a bit freaked by spiders???

helena said...

oh my gosh!!! that spider is so huge!!! why is it so huge???!! i like animals and cute critters...not so sure about creep crawly spiders!


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lyptis said...

THIS IS SO DISGUSTING!!!