8.24.2008

Black Widow: Found in Our Back Yard . . . Ugh!

So I really was hesitant to blog about this . . . because now I feel like our friends and fam will never come visit us again!! . . . but it's just so gosh darn scary and completely unexpected, I just have to!

When Shane was rolling up the hose in the back yard, our hose holder thingy broke . . . bummer. . . . so Shane opened the lid to try to fix it, and found this little bugger. Shane came and got me and said "do you want to see something scary?" . . .

Well there it is! It was almost too crazy to believe! So we went back in and checked on wikipedia to see if it really was a Black Widow . . . . and ugh . . unfortunately, it matched completely.

Soo scary! I was afraid to go to sleep that night!!

Warning:: Spider lovers and environmental protection peepz, do not read any further . . . .

We did dowse the spider in bug spray, and Shane made sure it was in spider heaven by smushing it with a stick.

I am still nervous there are more though! Although, I heard that black widows kill other black widows . . . . so my hope is that the one we killed had already killed all the other ones!

7 comments:

bookstoysgames said...

As a new reader of this blog, I am not sure it's appropriate to discuss theology here, but...

I'm not sure that there is a "spider heaven" that you could send the little critter to.

Unless it is also "fly hell."

raych said...

i used to see tons of these in the backyard when i was a kid. my parents have a pretty big back yard, so we were constantly cleaning up stuff outside. it became normal for me to move a random object and see a bunch of them . . . and the little egg sack things. ugh.

Kt said...

YIKES!!! move back here! hee hee

hmmm....so all spiders go to heaven?....all flies go to hell?....all dogs go to heaven?....animal afterlife is weeeeird...haha

j*amy said...

"Texas, Oklahoma and Arizona, where they run particularly rampant"

sick [wikipedia ^^]

i dont think spiders should go to heaven. they are awful nasty creatures! er, sorry, that's wrong of me. i want everyone to go to heaven. [just spiders don't come to my heaven!]

bookstoysgames said...

Remember how black widows become widows.

I think if you eat your husband, and are not the tiniest bit sorry about it, that you are not very likely to go to heaven. Even spider heaven...

*Stace* said...

point taken. who knew spider heaven would cause such the debate! :-P :-)

Rita said...

yike, your spider spray is on its way