Monday, July 10, 2006

Everything is Bigger in Texas

It's true. Everything in Texas is bigger. So in honor of the the upcoming release of the latest movie version of E.B. White's book, I give you this.





Even though it is just a wolf spider and doesn't spin webs, it's still hideous.

9 comments:

Pappy Yokum said...

So, why not just let the cat have at it? :))

Julie said...

Ewwwwwww. How big is that thing in comparison to, say, your hand? I hate spiders.

Lyle said...

Pappy- our cat is smart enough to leave spiders alone.

Julie- actual size of this spider (with legs stretched out) is about 3 inches.

compulsive writer said...

We lived in my cousin's basement when we were first married. You know, the kind where you enter from the back via a long dark stairwell.

One night I was skipping on down the stairs on my way home from somewhere and I turned around as I got to the door and right at face level on the wall behind the door--hence now mere inches from my face--was a big honkin' hairy dark wolf spider.

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK!

It made a lovely addition to my husband's bug collection!

~cari~ said...

Three inches!!! Now I know why I'm not in Texas! I hate spiders but especially big ones! I used to live in Mission Viego, California and we had big, hairy spiders there. I used to spray a dollup of shaving cream on them and they would suffocate. But I was too scared to scoop them up so Lee would come home to little dollups of shaving cream all over the house.

Lyle said...

compulsive- I can kill spiders, but I don't think I could collect dead ones. I get all wigged out just thinking about it.

cari- shaving cream...who would have thought? I'll have to keep that method in mind.

~j. said...

BLECH.

Ben said...

Impressive.

lisa v. clark said...

I, in all seriousness, have the heebie jeebies from that photo alone.