Hey Greg, I Have Wildlife Too!
Posted March 30, 2012 - 05:55 PM
Posted March 30, 2012 - 07:14 PM
When I was about 14, my Uncle and I took a walk in the woods behind his house in rural North Carolina. We came upon an old stump that was badly rotted. He said "Watch this" and walked over and poked it with his walking stick. Out of the hole poured what seemed to be a million black spiders! I asked what they were as I was looking a little closer at them. He said "Those are black widows." Very nonchalantly. I almost caught the dry leaves under foot on fire as I sped in the opposite direction! (think Road Runner when you imagine me running away) My skin crawled all that night whilst I tried to sleep! Not been really fond of the crawly buggers since then, though I wasn't their biggest fan to start with.
Posted March 30, 2012 - 07:36 PM
Posted March 30, 2012 - 08:56 PM
and just in case anyone needs some more heebies to go with their jeebies
we have some of these lurking around
Posted March 30, 2012 - 09:00 PM
That's a beautiful snake! I love snakes, they are so interesting. I haven't seen anything this year yet, and I have been looking for them!
Posted March 30, 2012 - 09:18 PM
And that would be my favorite kind. Been having some of those wolf spiders ( I think) show in my rec room lately. Reading this post actually made me drive 20 minutes to the nearest hardware store to get some perimeter spray to take care of them. Job is done now. All that is left will be to vacuum up the remains when they appear. HAPPY family now!!
Spiders that I find around here are ultimately all the same kind (dead spiders).