Things that Creep-n-crawl and Nightmares the Come true!
by, 08-09-2013 at 07:54 AM (884 Views)
Last week I had the shock of my life, having lived here in the SouthEast for several years now, we're no strangers to Black widow spiders. However, the other morning I got up and dragged myself out of bed, grabbed a mug of coffee strong enough to impregnate a horse (or so I was told) and plunked my butt in front of the computer to add some new freebies before the rest of the world decided to rise and shine.
That being said, the day before our back door to the patio was left open and we had 2 annoying flies that managed to find their way into the house. (Side note, why is it when you grab a flyswatter, they fly directly to the ceiling, out of reach? They can't be that smart!). As I was saying, I was sitting at my computer, battling 2 flies... 1 that wanted to land on my coffee cup- BIG NO NO NO NO NO and one that landed on my bare foot. I shook my foot, it stopped moving, I assumed it flew away.
I kept working, splat, managed to get the one that was trying to enjoy My coffee. Felt it on my ankle, shook my ankle, it stopped. Mind you, it's just now hitting 5 in the morning, the only light is from the glare from my screens and that's it. Again, the stupid thing was on my ankle, same spot. I thought, what the hell? Looked down in time to realize that it was NOT a fly at all, but a Spider, a Black Widow Spider.
I smacked it, instantly, without thought of repercussion. It landed on the carpet, the wildly patterned carpet with lots of black and red and green, in the dark. So I jumped to my feet turned on every light in the house (just about!) and started searching for the little black beast. Finally located it and scooped it up with a business card and promptly deposited it onto my mousepad.
See it here- with its shapely hourglass figure....
Needless to say, I spent most of the day Cringing and searching for more because quite frankly, this little dandy wasn't exactly Momma size like this one that I found the day before hiding in our trash barrel:
In any case, despite my nerves being shot, we're all completely fine. But I'm suddenly finding it necessary to turn on lights in the morning when I start working before dawn!