Friday, March 9, 2012

Cereal Box Prize

Remember years ago when you would find a little card or even a small plastic toy in the bottom of your weetbix box and it gave you such a thrill. Well, this morning, I had another thrill when I picked up the cereal box. I could see big hairy legs peaking over the top. Needless to say I dropped it straight on the ground after a little squeal.  He scooted under the kitchen sink but luckily remained in place while I rummaged for a container to scoop him up.

For the past week he has been travelling between our kitchen and computer room but he has been up high on the wall so we had let him be. No doubt he will be back inside in a few days after all the rain.

 
He doesn't look very big in the container but spread out he would be bigger than the palm of your hand.

Huntman spiders are very common inside homes, shed and trees throughout Australia. (Tracy - do you remember when you were hanging out clothes under the lemon tree and one fell on your head? haha) Usually they are quite harmless and are non aggressive (although they can still bite). They wander around and don't make much fuss but can also move very quickly especially when trying to catch them.

Did you have any surprises this morning?

14 comments:

polkadotpeticoat said...

Oh thank goodness it wasn't a mouse.....but I must say that would make me squeal also....

simmone said...

Mr CH was out driving in his Val as a youngster and big spider walked across the roof,when he took a second glance he nearly lost it! Said it was the biggest spider he'd ever seen and thought it was going to jump on him.

VintageBirdGirl said...

We've had 3 hairy monsters in the house this week. Mr P is not so good at getting rid of them....sometimes he's spent well over an hour trying to hunt them down. It's pretty funny to watch!

Shabby Vintage Junk said...

Four words:

ENTIRE can of MORTEIN....!!!

You're a better man than I Gungadin....Have a WONDERFUL weekend Tam....!!!!!

Cheers from here,
Tam xx

Hesta Nesta said...

Oh my goodness Tam I don't think I would have been as brave as you!
Have a lovely weekend.
Jo xx

vintageandart said...

He's a biggin' Tam....and not fun when they surprise you like that. Have you seen the pics of the spider webs covering a (huge) paddock in Wagga Wagga...unbelievable!!Apparently shown on an English website...let's just assume tourism will be down this year haha!!!

Bella said...

I feel a fool in saying my stomach lurched a little when reading this. I am not sure how I would cope finding such a large beastie, benign or not.

I like mice.

Hello Vintage said...

I have sooo many Huntsman stories, the worst being the one that ran up between my legs and then down them when I was reversing my car out of the driveway. Eeek!

Bee happy said...

OMG Tam what a surprise!! I don't like big spiders, Rog has to move them for me. I do remember the little gifts in cereals that was the only reason I ate them when I was little!! hope you have a wonderful weekend sweetie :)

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Vintage Sweetheart said...

EEEEEEEKKK not a prize I'd like. I find if someone is more scared then I am I can get a spider out easily bit any other time I'm running away. xx

Lisa E said...

No surprises like that this morning. my only surprise was losing 68 photos i was trying to transfer this morning.

Miss Simmonds Says said...

oh god oh god, I would have to be sedated after encountering him. I know they're a bit silly and tend to drop on people but they terrify me. We have tegeneria ducillica here, they run about during the autumn and freak me out. The noise I make when they run is "nimininimininimini"

Vintage Jane said...

That is why I could never, ever live in Australia no matter how often my man tells me how much I would love it! M x

Squirrelhaus said...

Wow, he is amazing!!! Boy I'm glad they are not aggressive!!!! I love taking pictures of spiders, but I'm not a fan of them when they are on me...LOL!!!
Hugs,
Chris :o)