No sleep for Wolf tonight..

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Wolf-Kim, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had finally settled down and decided it was time for bed. Double checked all the locks, turned off the lights, checked on the dogs, and crawled into bed. I thought I was going to get a good night of sleep...

    I'm about half awake, haven't been in bed but a few minutes when I felt something brush against my shoulder. I didn't think anything of it, because I sleep with a fan running and I have long hair. Again I felt something brush against my shoulder, and my train of thought was drawn to the sensation. I realize the the flowing of my hair was going against the current of the fan. It was NOT my hair.

    I immediately open my eyes, but to find one of my least liked critters on the planet scampering across my shoulder and heading for the cover of my comforter. I fling it off my shoulder and leapt across the room in search for the light. Light comes on and I see a large light brown spider frantically search for cover atop my bed. My mind can only repeat "Brown Recluse" and I shiver. I go to the kitchen in search of some source of spider removal, I didn't want to give it the opportunity to get away so I grabbed the nearest thing to me. A mason jar..

    I re-enter my bedroom, now fully awake and begin the search for my un-invited arachnid bed-mate. It's gone, no longer out in the open on my bed in the direction I last saw it headed. Realizing it could easily blend into my carpet, I go and put my contacts back in. Re-enter my room once more and start searching around the bed. Knowing my sanity will not be restored until my friend has been removed, I continue searching. All the while images of Brown Recluse bites I had researched for a college project keep playing through my mind. A thumb split open end to end, huge gaping wounds on the body.

    Going on a hunch, I timidly flip through my crumpled comforter and who should be waiting in the folds of my favorite blanket but my fine friend. I trap him in his glass prison and now he sits on the coffee table. The only good news to come out of this encounter, it was not a Brown Recluse but the commonly mistaken Southern House Spider. Regardless, I am NOT a fan of spiders, give me a snake anyday. There will be no sleep for Wolf tonight, at least not in her bed...

    -Kim
     
  2. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For a picture of my latest bed-mate, here is a photo of a male Southern House Spider..

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    Enjoy... :|

    -Kim
     
  3. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Go to bed and dream of furry spiders crawling all over you body. [​IMG]

    I can't sleep tonight either. I should have never taken that 8 hour nap. [​IMG]


    Go wake up a chicken and snuggle.
     
  4. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's not nice at all.

    I am NOT a fan o f spiders. I guess you can call me arachnaphobic. I am usually pretty good about containing my fear. I didn't scream, almost, but didn't.

    Now everytime my hair touches my skin, I jump.

    It's silly, I know and I hate that I'm afraid of them. It's not an ignorant fear, I know there are only two spiders you really have to worry about in NC(which this one looked like one of them), but that doesn't reduce my fear of them.

    Now, I am on the couch with my wonderful laptop, jumping at every hair and flickering shadow. *sigh* I hate that I'm scared of them..but, I hate them more.. [​IMG]

    -Kim
     
  5. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Quote:8 hour nap [​IMG]


    Thanks Kim for the lovely description and lovely picture. [​IMG] [​IMG] Reminds me of a night I had with a more furry spider, creepy. This one as soon as it saw me looking at it ran, fast, for cover.
     
  6. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

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    Yikes!!!!! I too detest spiders, it gives me the shivers just thinking about your incident! Glad we dont't have nasties that bite here in the UK!..........
     
  7. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]

    No thank you.. Had it been any bigger or hairier, I would have known it was not dangerous and at least had SOME comfort.. but, no, it had to look like a Brown Recluse..

    -Kim
     
  8. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    You sure it wasn't a Wolf Spider? [​IMG]

    Spiders don't bother me but I don't want them walking on me either.
    We have tons in the house cause I won't kill them and they eat all the
    pesky insects. But then again I'm in CT. Not any poisonous (at least
    a danger to human) spiders up here. I've heard about the Brown Recluse
    being up here but they stay in the wood piles.

    I think that spider just wanted to cuddle and you rejected him.
     
  9. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Then my rejection must have given him a death by broken heart.

    I kill them if they are in the house. I kill them outside if they are Black Widows(which we find in our shed quite often) or look anything like a Brown Recluse.

    Brown Recluse bites are nasty. Just do a Google on it, I was tempted to post one or two here, but decided against it as they are quite graphic.
     
  10. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    I had a friend almost lose his arm from a Recluse bite. It's no joke.

    My kid loves spiders. He brought in a mother spider to school in a
    little aquarium. She had an egg sack and all the kids got to see spiders
    hatching. They were a tiny species and not very scary.

    We have a few in our garden that weave webs between the tomato plants.
    We catch moths and feed them.

    Now the kinds I really like are the ones around the size of a half dollar that
    can run 30 miles an hour. Oh yeah!!!!! [​IMG]

    You picked a good night for a spider fight. [​IMG]
     

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