22 October 2008

Bug-Catcher.


G is here with his ruler (spider-webby) and his container. Inside? A VERY LARGE brown recluse that would hide behind the toilet until you sat down and then slowly... slowly... would creep out. How could I have missed this thing two inches wide until the children brought it to my attention? Ohhh... it was hard to catch, too. If it knew you were coming for it, it would hide in a crack where the walls meet behind the shower. If you sat on the toilet it would come out slowly... slowly... (shudder) Patrick is hoping to capture a spider in the next day or so so that the spiders can be set free AT each other outside and the boys can watch the ensuing spider fight. By the way, Patrick also had to go to the doctor. Brown recluse bite, infected with icky drainage and the size of a tennis ball. Um, Patrick said it wasn't that bad and he could just squeeze it regularly to keep the swelling down and he wonders why I was SO INSISTENT on taking the kid to the doctor. Just when we got the upstairs (hopefully!!) bug-free, the downstairs is full of brown recluse spiders creeping up to bite your legs while you pee.

7 comments:

  1. If I ever visit you, I am NOT going for a piddle, no way... not happening! I HATE SPIDERS.

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  2. UMM That is one brave boy. Patrick too. I am not afraid of spiders but after two hospital stays for Monkey due to being bitten in my mom's backyard I am scared to death of them.

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  3. Oh yeah that is enough to not let you sleep at night. I hate spiders!

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  4. It's so handy to have boys around.

    I guess I can add that one to my list of why I like living in Japan. No poisonous spiders!

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  5. So is that what the bites were on Elfs foot as well?? I dont mind spiders and I try not to kill them... but I do tend to squish white-tail spiders because they wander all over the place and can give a nasty bite..

    Tell the boys to put the spiders into a large jar like a mason jar then they can watch them better...

    cheers Kim

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  6. Oh...my...gosh! Not afraid of spiders (ever seen a Guam banana spider?), but if the bites do THAT much damage, I'm out! (poor kids!)

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  7. I CAN'T believe you had one of those in your bathroom! Those are so freaking dangerous! ((Scary))

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