Anything Goes in August – Creepy Crawlies Everywhere

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It seems like everybody is posting about Creepy Crawlies these days! Pioneer Woman spent two days on spiders and grasshoppers, buhtafly is killing the sons a bitc of a guns (getting better with the language, eh?) over at her place, Blondie is writing home for mosquito spray and finding lovely croaking froggies on her bedroom walls in Brazil.

We too seem to have been over run by insects, my front door swarms with mosquitos and now wasps have set up house in the eaves above our front door. My really hot UPS guy says, that it is the bent willow dragonfly I have hanging in a tree in the front yard. He says, it looks like we’re worshiping bugs and I should take in down. If he asks me really nicely, he’s so hot personable ~ I just might.

The kids found this big ugly spider in their playhouse last night.

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I’m not quite the photographer that Pioneer Woman is but you can see this spider was big … big … BIG, the abdomen is larger than a penny and with it’s legs unfolded were talking QUARTER! The kids managed to dislodge it, bring it in the house and try to make it live in a jar. I made them set if free (it was eating wasps) and now they’re afraid to go near the playhouse.

Sam’s convinced it’s poisonous (might be) and doesn’t want to tempt a fatal bite!

I don’t mind spiders, but snakes scare the heck out of me! I have held the ‘handled sort’ in far away places like Thailand, but if I came upon one in the wild, I’d probably have a heart attack. What gives you the creeps?


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Cherylyn · August 14, 2007 at 9:36 pm

Heights creep me out! I often say that’s why God made me so short, any taller I’d always be nervous! I can’t say I am loving all these buggy posts either, but I have boys, so I am toughing up in that regard!

Hannah · August 14, 2007 at 9:42 pm

I don’t care much for spiders. I know God made them, and they catch flies, and they are (usually) harmless, but I just don’t like them!!

Nikki · August 14, 2007 at 10:00 pm

that spider is disgusting. i’m a chicken when it comes to bugs. good for you for making them let it go. it wouldn’t have lived a minute longer in my house (or outside)

jw4mkc · August 14, 2007 at 10:48 pm

YUCK!! That is way worse than Blondie’s frogs and mosquitos..well, without the mosquito bites, that is!
ICK… I hate bugs.. and that spider looks like a square..AHHH…I am gonna have the heeby jeebies all night..

PamW · August 14, 2007 at 10:55 pm

Yikes, big icky spiders. I can hardly believe that I used to enjoy playing with bugs when I was a kid. Ewww!

Bree · August 14, 2007 at 10:55 pm

blegh!!!!!! Your spider looks scary! ok-so they all do to me! I could have done another spider post today, as I went out to pick blackberries in the backyard- I met at least 6-8…either on a berry, on a branch or making a web between and I almost walked into it…ack!!! I only got about 15 berries and ran inside..haha

How nice of you to spare its life- although I dont often kill them when they are outside- if they invade MY house its another story.. ;)

what gives me the creeps? spiders, and earwigs, thankfully I dont ever see cockroaches or they would freak me out too. something else that creeps me out is the thought of somebody hiding behind the shower curtian or in a closet…eeeee!

Lisa · August 14, 2007 at 11:42 pm

YUCK!!! I hate spiders!!!

Priya · August 14, 2007 at 11:42 pm

I am OK with spiders maybe bcoz in college I had zoology and we had to cut up frogs and earthworms to the minutest details to study them.’
Hey BTW, spiders, snakes, bugs….Its pretty close to Halloween ..Yeee Trick or treat :)

Kilikina · August 15, 2007 at 12:28 am

I hate spiders and bugs, but my toddler (boy) actually loves them! He’s into them right now.

laura · August 15, 2007 at 1:00 am

Hee! I’ve now moved to Thailand, but haven’t spotted any spiders of unusually large proportions yet. Snails, though. The snails are huge and amazing! The ones that I was so fascinate with while living in St. John’s were nothing compared the snails I’ve seen here …

jenB · August 15, 2007 at 2:01 am

snakes snakes snakes and anything seriously slimy. i hate slugs or snails and such.

Joa · August 15, 2007 at 3:48 am

Horrible que tout ceci en déjeunant ce matin!

Marla · August 15, 2007 at 5:39 am

I don’t like spiders and snakes…just like that song from the 70’s. Sorry to say I’m old enuf to remember it!

Alexia · August 15, 2007 at 6:15 am

Any bug that looks like it’s coming after me freaks me out! Twice I’ve found these bugs on my bed (yes, my BED!) that crawl really fast and they started crawling in my direction EEK!

Karyne · August 15, 2007 at 6:20 am

I can’t look to your photo, the spider is so big. I’m frightened just watching it! I HATE spiders!

Christina · August 15, 2007 at 7:23 am

Once we had a 2 inch cockroach literally drop in for a visit… I think the apt upstairs had something to do with it. We both ran screaming from the room.

Safire · August 15, 2007 at 7:31 am

Bugs don’t creep me out but someone hiding behind a closet or in a dark room for me does! Freaks me out!

Charlotte · August 15, 2007 at 7:37 am

I guess I have to like Spiders becuase my name is used for a famous one but…I am scared of dogs :(

Susy-Q · August 15, 2007 at 8:18 am

I am not a fan of creepy crawlies…especially not spiders. I can handle a snake though. I actually dreamt of a giant snake last night and I wasn’t scared. Hmmm…

Angella · August 15, 2007 at 8:22 am

Eeeeek! Did you see that tomato worm that we had? It was gross, but spiders are 100 times worse!

Jaime Stephens · August 15, 2007 at 9:33 am

Spiders definitely give me the creeps… especially big gross ones like in that picture! I’m getting a bit better with my bug phobias since having the girls but if I had come across that one I don’t know what I would have done.

Marcy · August 15, 2007 at 9:54 am

i am with you snakes are ICK. Spiders are ok if they are NOT BIG!!

Lucy · August 15, 2007 at 10:26 am

roaches. i am so frightened by them. they sometimes fly at your head, and just writing this is making me cringe.

Montserrat · August 15, 2007 at 10:34 am

Snakes don’t give me the creepy crawlies but certain spiders do and mice definitely do. I like having non-venemous snakes around to take care of the mice and voles in our yard.

lace · August 15, 2007 at 10:45 am

all those things creep me out. But right now the thing that creeps me out the most is bats! I have woken up 2x’s in the last couple of weeks with a bat circling my bedroom. There have been 3 bats in all. One night there were 2. AAAHHH! My niece also had a bat in her house the other night. I feel like I am being overrun with bats all of a sudden.

Jamie · August 15, 2007 at 10:47 am

Okay, spiders totally CREEP ME OUT!!

Once there was a giant spider on the floor in an apartment we had… it was dark and I was making a bathroom run, and saw this big shape on the floor. I almost poked it with my toe! The cats were crouched around it…


Kait · August 15, 2007 at 10:52 am

I’m a spider hater myself. I have held snakes before and they don’t bother me too much.

Diane · August 15, 2007 at 10:56 am

I am not afraid of bugs, but I am if they are on my body or bed… any where else I am okay…

Cathy · August 15, 2007 at 11:11 am

Yuck – I hate spiders too! I’ve never seen one that looks like that before, but it can’t be all bad if it was catching wasps!


PamW · August 15, 2007 at 11:37 am

I sent my husband out when we had a spider that big to kill it. The spider killing spray stuff had a hard time doing it but it worked. But the thing came back from the dead a week or two later and I had to relive the nightmare. Or maybe there were just two spiders. I wouldn’t go outside my front door at night because it came out at night and it was by the front door. I wish I never saw arachnophobia when I was younger…..

Naomi · August 15, 2007 at 2:51 pm

My husband and our three year old daughter found a spider in the garden last week and took it to the local nature center for identification. Of course, it was a black widow… yikes!

Deanne S. · August 15, 2007 at 3:26 pm

Spiders and moths – YUCK!

corey · August 15, 2007 at 3:36 pm

snakes are my thing too. and apparently rats. if I run accross them in the wild, I run and scream like a girl. don’t ask me how I know this! LOL

Mefeng · August 15, 2007 at 4:36 pm

That spider is huge! Roaches and tons of worms really creep me out.

Teresa · August 15, 2007 at 4:57 pm

Okay, I am with you, spiders are okay but NO snakes for me either!!

Ness · August 15, 2007 at 5:18 pm

Yea. not a fan of bugs.

Heather · August 15, 2007 at 6:16 pm

OK, I have finally calmed down after seeing that horrific picture! Spiders creep me out! (And scorpions too.) I can handle snakes, frogs (had one in the house today thanks to my 4-year old) and lizards (had one in the house today too courtesy of the 3-year old.) Just keep the freaking spiders away!!!

glittersmama · August 15, 2007 at 7:01 pm

I hate bugs. ick.

Gayle · August 15, 2007 at 7:49 pm

Enough about spiders….now I’d like to see a picture of your really personable UPS guy.

serina · August 15, 2007 at 8:02 pm

What you just pictured? Is my worst nightmare. I haaaaaate speeders.

alison · August 15, 2007 at 9:05 pm

Seeing that picture (especially since I wasn’t expecting a visual) has given me the creeped-out-shivers. If I see a spider outside, I try really hard to ignore/avoid it . . . I am in their home. If I see a spider in my home . . . I get the Dyson with it’s four foot wand and suck the thing up. I hate spiders which is probably a result of seeing “Arachnophobia” at a much too early age. Also a result of traumatizing media as a child, I hate clowns. All it took was five seconds of “It” (you know, where the kid’s boat goes down the drain?)and I can not go in my parents basement without turning every single light on as I go.

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