Thursday, September 24, 2009

Creepy Crawlies!

When we lived in Mesa we had a couple of spiders and the occasional gross bug but that was about it. Since moving to Queen Creek we have seen a multitude of creepy crawling disgusting creatures. We have nothing but desert behind us so I guess it should be understood that it goes with the territory. We have had a couple of giant hairy scorpions, huge beetles, a baby Gila monster, giant grasshoppers and toads, ect. ect. Last night I went to take out the garbage and noticed something on the patio. At first I thought it was a clump of grass but then it moved. It was a HUGE spider. Not a tarantula mind you but a nasty disgusting spider with the leg span as big as my hand. EEEEEWWWWW!!!!! I ran inside and got the Raid and of course the camera and captured some pictures. (I know, I know I didn't put anything next to it to compare so you probably don't think it is very big. Matt has already given my a lecture. Sorry I wasn't going to get that close!) I took a picture that didn't turn out very good then sprayed it with the Raid. Then the stupid things started chasing me! After about a half can of Raid was used it slowed down for me to get this shot. Notice the trail of Raid. It did finally die after trying to get into the house. Now I have been totally creeped out since. Just thought I would share:)


The Whatcott Fam said...

GROSS!!!!!! I don't do spiders...I'm glad we haven't seen too many at our house! It must be because your house backs up to nothing that you have more creatures!

Barb said...

That looks way scary!! Glad you killed it!! and have proof!

Auburn said...

oh my heck that is freakin' me out just looking at it.