Tuesday, April 17, 2007

"Captures theives just like flies..."

Regulars to my Flickr profile will have noticed a recent theme of spider photos. This is because summer draws near again, and my home is about to host a three-month spider convention.

I don't mind the tiny ones (up to an inch leg-span), but the bloody huge ones that are too big to scoop up in a tub freak me the hell out.

The photography is a cheap attempt at suppressing my arachnophobia. If I can get to the stage where finding a new spider is met with "Ooh! Better get my camera" rather than "EEEK! SPIDER!" than I'm winning.

5 comments:

Stephanie Delacey said...

I don't think taking photos would work - not with me anyway. I can accept spiders while they are still - it's when they move they freak me out....

Isobel said...

Did you know that Norfolk is the home of the country's largest spider, with a 6" leg span? They're extremely rare, so all you have to do is avoid Diss.

Pandora Caitiff said...

OMG Isobel thats HUUUUGE!

Fortunately I have no fen-land in my home. I don't even have a pond in the garden.

My main fear is those brown and black mottled spiders that live in the hedges.

And yeah Steph, stationary spiders are definitely less scary than moving ones *shudders*

Penny M said...

Unfortunately, I'm the designated spider catcher as I'm the only person in the house who will stay in the same room as one. They don't bother me much, but I do think people who keep them as pets are seriously wierd

Chrissy J. said...

You can have the most fun when you set two or three spiders fighting among themselves...