Monday, June 6, 2011

The itsy bitsy spider

Um, this spider wasn't so itsy bitsy.  In fact, the way I remember it now that I'm sitting in my safe, cozy house, it was the size of a small reptile!!  ICK! 

Let's back up a bit.  Last week while watering my strawberries who were flourishing in their little raised wooden bed, I saw what looked like a huge black claw sticking out of one corner of the bed where there was a little hole in the dirt.  The "claw" was tending to a dime size white sack to which I blasted with water and RAN! 

A few days later I went back to my strawberries thinking that spider must be long gone.  I stuck my hand in to admire a few berries that were just about ready to be plucked and about an inch away from my hand was a long string of web with about 50 tiny spiders on it.  Needless to say-I ran again.

Tonight was the icing on the cake.  While watering the rest of my plants I decide that I'll water my strawberries after abandoning them for almost a week, thinking that I could possibly flush away any of the smaller spiders, and there she was.  The mother of all spiders.

Yes!!  A black widow!!  OMG.  I may sound like a real "girl" right now but me and spiders are not friends.  In fact, I think she and I have a date with Raid tomorrow.  I've already said my goodbye's to the strawberries.  There's just no possible way my hand with ever go back into that bed again.   Bleh.


  1. oh no! i couldn't touch the strawberries either ;)

  2. Yuck, yuck, yuck!!!! How creepy! Found rat droppings in my classroom today...lovely!

  3. Ummm those things are DEADLY so yes stay away. Poor strawberries; I hope you can replace them!