Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Look who came after dinner

This is what the son brought in with him tonight!

He saw it crossing the road in his neighborhood so he stopped and picked it up in a 2 gallon plastic jar.

It sat on my cabinet. It's a Missouri tarantula. The picture doesn't really show you the size, but I wasn't going to let it out to really capture the measurements.

I have downloaded a video from the Missouri Conservation site. They will tell you all about it.

By the way, I made sure it went home with him too!

64 degrees 9:30 PM
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Flat Creek Farm said...

Eeek! Oh, I'm still shuddering after that one. Spiders... oh the horrors! If I were an ornery person (like PW), I would post a big picture of a frog in retaliation for that big hairy scary creature. Haha! But, thank goodness, I'm not that ornery... :)

StitchinByTheLake said...

Yuck! My daughter-in-law is a first grade teacher and they have a tarantula as a class pet. In the summer she brings the taraantula home with her! blessings, marlene

Rural Revival said...

Wow, I can get an idea of size from the penny and I'd send it along too!!

Anonymous said...

Some people just don't appreciate nature. ;)


Jackie said...

Big spider! Big Scary! I appreciate their usefulness in the world but I would be completely freaked if this thing were in my house. I've never actually seen a MO Tarantula and have lived in MO for all my life. Thanks for the nature lesson today.


Tipper said...

Yikes-acutally Double Yikes!!

Anonymous said...

Great, thank Patti, now I'm going to have nightmares! I am serious when I say that if one of my son's had brought that home I would have died....right there....dropped dead.

:) Did you miss me?? I'm blogging again because of you!

Becky said...

Yuck. Can't believe that boys still act like boys even after they are "grown". Missin you!

Life is good! said...

what a kind hearted son! and i would have sent it home with him also! although it would have been a great halloween decoration!

Anonymous said...

Okay, you need to post another entry so we can move the spider down the page.....Ewwwwwwwwwwww...it makes me shiver EVERY time! ;)

Okay, here is what we should do...we should make our date a lunch date at Coffee Zone...they have GREAT food!!! AND Chai Latte! :)

Zoey said...

UGH! He's one ugly arachnid! (is that what spiders are called?)