the itsy bitsy spider… or not

Somehow, I had this spider on my head briefly today and lived to tell the tale.


It’s been hanging out in or just outside our bathroom for the past day or so. Today I reached up on the shelf where the extra toilet paper rolls are kept in our bathroom and something landed on me! I don’t remember if I brushed it off or it jumped off but the next thing I knew that huge spider was on the wall.

It’s nearly as big as my fist – body and legs, not just the body. It’s body is maybe as big as the first digit of my baby finger – in case that helps any.

I don’t really know if it’s dangerous or not. I generally let these spiders live in my house because they’re fast and I’m not really the best spider killer. Lilli, one of my previous roommates, was a very good spider killer. She had amazing accuracy and speed in her killing of spiders. I think this kind of spider may even eat cockroaches, and for that, I’ll let him/her live. So long as it doesn’t climb on me again.

4 thoughts on “the itsy bitsy spider… or not

  1. Jen says:

    Oh, Beth, I actually shivered when I read this post. I hate spiders. And that size would have undone me! Esp. landing on my head like that. Yikes.

  2. Jeremiah says:

    You are definitley tougher than I am. I would have freaked and my heart would have nearly exploded from fear. I don’t know what it is, but I am terrified of most bugs, spiders or anything that crawls or flies.

  3. Beth says:

    I think the size of it on my screen is basically how big it is in real life. I haven’t seen any for several weeks now. I think you get used to seeing this sort of thing after a while.. to some degree at least. 🙂 I can’t say I enjoyed having it on me.

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