Wednesday, May 13, 2009

my tenant

Don't shudder. I like spiders. This one doesn't want to crawl onto a piece of paper and get tossed out the window, and I'm making an effort not to let her drown when I take a shower. But turning the water down to cool is more of a sacrifice than I'm willing to make.

There's nothing to show the scale very well, although the tiles are 12 inch, so I got out the measuring tape. (She didn't twitch a leg.) The body is about three-quarters of an inch long, and from tip of front legs to tip of back legs is about three inches. Large lady. 


  1. EEEEEEK! Not quite that bad, but, you can keep her. I do away with the ones we have and they are only about one-quarter of an inch long. I know they're good for doing away with the occasional fly, but, because of our wood basement we end up with too many of them too often!

  2. Good for you. Spiders need someone in their corner.


    I have a phobia.

    I have to leave now.

  4. I am not too happy with her present location. The shower last night convinced her to move from her corner to the toilet paper storage shelf. Fortunately there is plenty left on the roll for now....

  5. Oh my!

    That's one large spider. We don't have 'em that big. I'm glad you're looking after her.